Award Recipient

Cyprian Davis



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Fr. Davis reflects on his own history of becoming Catholic and eventually a Benedictine monk as an African American. He tells of his formation and later of the various developments that challenged the Black Catholic community in America, including the Civil Rights Movement and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the subsequent riots.


Marianists, African Americans, Benedictines, American Catholic experience, Marianist Award

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US. CATH BX 1407.N4 D262 2007

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To Be Both Black and Catholic