"Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time
brings forth potent memories for me. The Oblate Sisters were my first formal educators. They did what all educators should do, that is, to convey the knowledge of wide-ranging possibilities and more importantly, to give a stamp of self-value for every single student. (Camille O. Cosby)"
"Many thanks to Diane Batts Morrow for bringing the history of this community to life. Everyone interested in American history or women's history, black history or religious history must make room on their shelves for this book. (Jo Ann Kay McNamara, City University of New York)"
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Morrow tells the story of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first black Catholic sisterhood in the United States. As committed women religious, the sisters defied the inferior social status white society ascribed to them and successfully persevered in their mission to educate black children.
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