Theater drama: Spotlight on first known African American priest ordained in Catholic Church

November 17, 2021 | The Blade

Article by: Nicki Gorny

A slave’s midnight escape across the Mississippi River. A seminarian’s journey to Rome, in defiance of the racism in his own country. A ground-breaking priest’s ministry in Chicago.

Venerable Augustus Tolton’s life reads like the stuff of a drama.

And this week in Toledo, it will be: Saint Luke Productions presents Tolton: From Slave to Priest at the Ohio Theatre, 3112 Lagrange St., at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, and again at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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