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The intensive three-week summer programs focus on assisting those preparing to engage in highly effective ministry in Black Catholic or multicultural parishes.

Location: One Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125

Cost: Please visit http://www.xula.edu/ for all information regarding registration fees, and tuition costs.

Sponsorsed By: Xavier University of Louisiana Institute for Black Catholic Studies

Registration Info: Registration, Tuition, and Technology (Master’s Only) fees are due by June 26, 2015 for early and regular application ONLY. For late applications, fees are due no later than July 17, 2015.

For more information, contact: Rev. Dr. Maurice J. Nutt, Director mnutt@xula.edu Mrs. Loretta DeVille Salomon Admin. Asst.lsalamon@xula.edu

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1
(BI. Junipero Serra)

National Office for Black Catholics (NOBC) opened Washing ton, DC – 1970

Kenneth Gibson, mayor of Newark, NJ 1ST Black president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors- 1976
2
John H. Ricard, SSJ ordained Catholic Bishop, Baltimore, MD -1984

Oblate Sisters of Providence founded, Baltimore, MD – 1829

Martin Holley ordained Catholic Bishop, Washington, DC – 2004

President Lyndon B Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law – 1964

 

3
St Thomas the Apostle {F}

Talk show host, Montel Williams b. 1956
4
(BVM)

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Booker T. Washington, 1st president of Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, AL – 1881
5
14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Arthur Ashe defeats Jimmie Connors Wimbledon, England – 1975
6
St Maria Goretti

Louis Armstrong, King of Jazz d. 1971

Henry Sampson invented the cellular phone- 1971
7
Althea Gibson won Women’s Singles tennis crown at Wimbledon, England - 1957

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8
Lawrence E. Lucas, author “Black Priest White Church” b NYC – 1933

Venus Williams wins the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Championship for the second time in a row- 2001
9
(St Augustine Zhao Rong and companions)

National Black Catholic Congress VII, New Orleans, LA – 1992

Congress ratifies the 14th Amendment, thereby granting U.S. Citizenship to African-Americans – 1868

 

10
Mary McLeod Bethune, educator, and leader b. Mayesville, SC – 1875

11
St Benedict, Abbot {M}

The Niagara Movement, forerunner of the NAACP, organized – 1905
12
15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Cornelius Johnson set world record (200 meter dash) in 1960 Olympics
13
(St. Henry)

Slavery banned in Northwest Territory

Preview Upcoming EventsSupport Group for friends and families of those in prison
14
St Kateri Tekawitha {M} Franciscan Handmaids of Mary founded- 1916

Henry Blair patented corn harvester – 1834
15
St Bonaventure {M}

James McGhee sworn in as 1st African-American of Dayton, OH – 1970
16
(Our Lady of Mount Carmel)

Ida B. Wells Barnett, organizer of anti-lynching crusade b. 1862
17
John Coltrane, innovative jazz musician d. 1967

Billie Holiday, blues singer d. 1958
18
(St Canillus de Lellis) (BVM)

Blacks became legal citizens – 1868

Nelson Mandela, activist, b. Mvezo, South Africa- 1918

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19
16th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Congress XI 2012, Indianapolis, IN (Faith Engaged: Empower.Equip.Evangelize)

Wilma Rudolph set world record (200 meter dash) in 1960 Olympics

 

20
(St Apollinaris)

Black Power Conference opened Newark, NJ- 1967
21
(St Lawrence of Brindisi)


Mary C. Terrell organized National Association of Colored Women Washington, DC- 1896
22
St Mary Magdalene {M}

Jane Matilda Bolin, 1st Black female judge appointed to the court of domestic relations- 1939

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23
(St Bridget)

Jackie Robinson named to Baseball Hall of Fame – 1962

Dr. Louis T. Wright surgeon and physician b. 1891
24
(St Sharbel Makluf)

Charles S Johnson, educator b. 1893

Billie Taylor, jazz pianist and educator b Greenville, NC 1921
25
St James the Apostle {F}

First warship named for a Black person, the S.S. Leonard Ray Hamon, launched in Massachusetts – 1943
26
17th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

President Truman issues Executive Order which mandates equality of treatment and opportunity within the U.S. Armed Forces- 1948
27
Martin Luther King Jr., jailed for protesting segregation of public parks in Albany, GA – 1962

Black Boston Women founded the African-American Female Intelligence Society – 1832
28
Curtis J. Guillory, SVD installed Catholic Bishop, Beaumont, TX – 2000

Approximately 10,000 African-Americans march down Fifth Avenue in NYC in silent protest against racial oppression- 1915

 

29
St Martha {M}

First National Conference of Colored Women Convention – 1895
30
(St Peter Chrysologus)

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. activist and politician, elected congressional representative from Harlem NY- 1995
31
St Ignatius of Loyola {M}

Patrick F. Healy, SJ inaugurated President Georgetown University, Washington DC- 1874
 

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