I wrote the first full history of Black Catholic nuns in the U.S. Here’s what I learned.

April 12, 2022 | America

By Shannen Dee Williams

Photo Credit: An undated photo of the Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans from the National Museum of African American in Washington. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

After Hannah Beachler became the first African American to win an Academy Award for production design in 2019 for her work on the hit Marvel film “Black Panther,” she offered a word of encouragement in her acceptance speech that I believe every serious writer should take to heart.

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