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Catholic schools celebrate African-American Heritage Month

By Julie Jaidinger | Contributor
March 7, 2019

Catholic schools celebrate African-American Heritage Month

Sam Williams and the Selah St. Sabina Church Youth Choir perform during the 41st annual African-American Heritage Prayer Service held Feb. 22, 2019, at Holy Name Cathedral. The celebration drew hundreds of students from Catholic schools around the archdiocese.
Sam Williams and the Selah St. Sabina Church Youth Choir perform during the 41st annual African-American Heritage Prayer Service held Feb. 22, 2019, at Holy Name Cathedral. (Julie Jaidinger/Chicago Catholic)
(Julie Jaidinger/Chicago Catholic)
Shaka Rawls, principal of Leo High School, worships during the service. (Julie Jaidinger/Chicago Catholic)
Autumn Ewing receives the student award during the service. (Julie Jaidinger/Chicago Catholic)
David Williams of Leo High School applauds. (Julie Jaidinger/Chicago Catholic)
Superintendent of Schools Jim Rigg dances with Sam Williams and the St. Sabina Youth Choir. (Julie Jaidinger/Chicago Catholic)
Father Matt O'Donnell makes his way up the aisle during his homily. (Julie Jaidinger/Chicago Catholic)
Mel Robinson, Jamahl Douglas and Nyatu Marvel deliver an oratory during the service. (Julie Jaidinger/Chicago Catholic)
A student of St. Ailbe laughs before the service. (Julie Jaidinger/Chicago Catholic)
Autumn Ewing and her family enjoy the service. (Julie Jaidinger/Chicago Catholic)
Teresa Gill and Deacon LeRoy Gill of St. Dorothy Parish were recognized during the service. (Julie Jaidinger/Chicago Catholic)
Bridgid Miller, principal at St. Malachy School, received the Educator Award. (Julie Jaidinger/Chicago Catholic)
Patricia Murphy, principal of the Academy of St. Benedict the African, received the Educator Award. (Julie Jaidinger/Chicago Catholic)

Sam Williams and the Selah St. Sabina Church Youth Choir perform during the 41st annual African-American Heritage Prayer Service held Feb. 22, 2019, at Holy Name Cathedral. The celebration drew hundreds of students from Catholic schools around the archdiocese. 

Topics:

  • black catholics
  • black history month

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