Bishop Perry discusses Emmett Till monument, Committee Against Racism

August 17, 2023 | Chicago Catholic

By Joyce Duriga | Chicago Catholic

Photo by Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic

In May, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry was appointed chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. Bishop Perry succeeds Archbishop Shelton J. Fabre of Louisville, who served two terms as chairman. Bishop Perry also chairs the conference’s Subcommittee on African American Affairs.

Bishop Perry recently spoke with editor Joyce Duriga about the work of the committee.

Chicago Catholic: Before we talk about the work of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, what are your thoughts on President Joe Biden announcing the formation of national monuments to Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, one of which will be here in Chicago?

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