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Annual Augustus Tolton Lecture
March 1, 2016

Theme: Subversive Habits: Experience of Black Women Religious in the United States

Please join the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program and the Center for the Study of the Consecrated Life for the 18th annual Tolton Lecture as we welcome Dr. Shannen Dee Williams, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee.

Location:
The Catholic Theological Union
5416 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615

Cost: Free

Sponsored By: The Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program, the Center for the Study of the Consecrated Life

Registration Info:
This lecture is part of the Tolton Week activities. Go to www.ctu.edu/tolton-week for information

For more information, contact:
www.ctu.edu/tolton-week

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Black Catholic Calendar (USA)

March 2016 | April 2016
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Harry Belafonte, singer, songwriter, actor, social activist, b. 1927 Harlem, NY

Preview Upcoming EventsHelp Save the World through the 33 Days of Divine Mercy Consecration

Preview Upcoming EventsAnnual Augustus Tolton Lecture
2

Gordon D. Bennett, SJ ordained Catholic Bishop for Baltimore, MD - 1998

Howard University chartered - 1867

Clifton R. Wharton, Sr., appointed as Ambassador to Norway - 1961
3

Memorial Day of St. Katharine Drexel, foundress Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

Thomas L. Jennings, 1st African-American granted a patent - 1821 for dry cleaning process

Preview Upcoming EventsMarriage On A Lampstand
4

Memorial Day of St. Casimir

Preview Upcoming EventsWORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Garrett A. Morgan, Inventor, b. 1877 Paris, KY

Preview Upcoming EventsNational Medical Association (NMA) 2016 Health Policy Colloquium

Preview Upcoming EventsYoung Adult Retreat
5

Crispus Attucks, first person killed in Boston Massacre - 1770

Preview Upcoming Events29th Annual Acacia Awards Celebration
6

4th SUNDAY OF LENT

U.S. Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision denies citizenship to Blacks - 1857
7

Memorial Day of Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

Juanita Kidd Stout, 1st African-American female to be elected to any judgeship, b. 1919 Wewoka, OK
8

Memorial Day of St. John of God

P.B.S. Pinchback is denied a seat in the Senate - 1867

Henry L. Marsh III, elected 1st African-American mayor of Richmond, VA - 1977
9

Memorial Day of St. Frances of Rome

Andrew F. Brimmer becomes 1st African-American Governor of the Federal Reserve Board - 1966
10

Harriet Tubman, leader of the Underground Railroad, d. 1913 Auburn, NY

Preview Upcoming EventsUnbound: Freedom in Christ Conference
11

Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning play, A Raising in the Sun, opens on Broadway - 1959

Whitney Young, National Urban League Director, d. 1971 Lagos, Nigeria
12

Charlie Parker, founder of the modern jazz movement, d. 1955 NYC
13

5TH SUNDAY OF LENT

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS


John H. Ricard, SSJ, installed Catholic Bishop, Pensacola, Tallahassee, FL - 1997
14

Quincy Jones, entertainment industry legend, b. 1933 Chicago, IL

Fannie Lou Hamer, freedom fighter, d. 1977 Mound Bayou, MS
15

Colonel Leon H. Washington establishes the Los Angeles Sentinel - 1933

John W. Lee was the 1st African-American officer commissioned in the U.S. Navy - 1947
16

Slave trade abolished in Denmark - 1792

1st African-American owned and operated U.S. Newspaper, "Freedom's Journal", published - 1827
17

Memorial Day of St. Patrick

Norbert Rillieux, inventor of sugar cane refining, b. 1806 New Orleans, LA

Nat "King" Cole, singer/jazz pianist, b. 1919 - Montgomery, AL
18

Memorial Day of St. Cyril of Jerusalem
19

Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Moms Mabley, comedian/entertainer, b. 1894 Brevard, NC
20

PALM SUNDAY

FIRST DAY OF SPRING


George V. Murry, SJ ordained Catholic Bishop for Chicago, IL - 1995

Jan Malzeliger patents a machine to manufacture an entire shoe - 1993
21

Walter F. White, NAACP leader, d. 1955 NYC

Freedom March from Selma to Montgomery begins - 1965
22

Puerto Rico abolishes slavery - 1873
23

The New York African Society for Mutual Relief established in NY - 1810

Marcus Garvey, who created the 'Back to Africa' movement, arrives in America from Jamaica - 1916
24

HOLY THURSDAY

Canada extends the vote to Black citizens - 1837

Dorothy I. Height, Civil and Women's Rights Activist, b. 1912 Richmond, VA

Halle Berry and Denzel Washington win Oscars for Best Actress and Best Actor, 1st time the award is won simultaneously by African-American actors - 2002
25

GOOD FRIDAY
26

HOLY SATURDAY

Thomas J. Martin awarded a patent for improvements to the fire extinguisher - 1872
27

SOLEMNITY OF EASTER SUNDAY

Sarah Vaughan, jazz singer, b. 1924 Newark, NJ
28

Lauren Cardinal Rugambwa, 1st African Cardinal - 1960

Cumberland Posey, Jr. baseball player/manager/owner in the Negro leagues and a basketball player and owner, d. 1946 Pittsburgh, PA
29

State of New York passes a law to abolish slavery - 1799

W.J. Ballow awarded a petent for a hat rack/table combination - 1898
30

The 15th Amendment, giving Blacks Voting Rights, is certified - 1870
31

Jack Johnson, 1st African-American heavyweight boxing champ, b. 1878 Galveston, TX

Toni Morrison wins the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved - 1988
   
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