U.S. Black Catholic nuns are overlooked desegregation pioneers

February 17, 2022 | Catholic Standard

BY SHANNEN DEE WILLIAMS | Catholic Standard

CNS photo/Bettman/Corbis/PBS

As a public-facing historian of Black women, I have always relished the fact that Black History Month and Women’s History Month are successive in the United States.

Having 59 (or in leap years, 60) straight days to amplify the stories of those who made monumental contributions to society, but who remain hidden figures to general audiences has always been an exciting time.

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