The History of Black Catholics in the United States

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The new edition of This History of Black Catholics, which was originally printed in 1990, includes new information gathered during the last 25 years, including the addition of an entirely new chapter. This book makes an extremely valuable contribution to our understanding of African-American religious life by presenting the first full-length treatment of the Black Catholic experience. It should be read by all interested in the history and culture of Black Americans. This book is the only authoritative history of black Catholics in the United States.


Cyprian Davis was a Benedictine monk of St. Meinrad Archabbey and professor of church history at St. Meinrad School of Theology. He was a founding member of the National Black Clergy Caucus and author of articles on Black Catholic history and black spirituality, and of a high school textbook on church history.