The Black authors all Catholics should read

February 23, 2022 | America Magazine

By James T. Keane | America Magazine

Almost eight years ago, America’s literary editor, Ray Schroth, S.J., asked a number of Black Catholic scholars to recommend a book by a Black author. Because the scholars came from a broad spectrum of disciplines—fiction, history, music, biography and liturgy—the result was a diverse list of recommendations. I think it still stands up, though of course many of us would add books and authors published since to the list. As we celebrate Black History Month, it is worth revisiting.

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