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Our Lady of Victory: The Saga Of An African-American Catholic Community Paperback – April 29, 2014
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I was rather appalled to learn of the amount of racial predjudice the founders of Our Lady of Victory encountered from the church itself in their heroic struggles to build and run a Catholic church in their neighborhood. Not to mention the problems they encountered with their understandable desires to employ an African-American priest to ministor to the congregation. I applaud all those who fought so long and tirelessly to bring their dream to fruition, and mourn with them that they have not, as yet, quite acheived that dream.
As a Fantasy Author, I rarely tread into historical territory beyond doing research for my own novels. However, the trailer for the book on Twitter caught my eye, and once I had purchased Our Lady of Victory and started reading, I was in for the long haul. I was impressed with the thoroughness of Ms. Slaughter's research, and her ability to put so much data in toan organized and comprehensive novel.
I highly recommend Our Lady of Victory to everyone.
Carol Marrs Phipps, Author of Elf Killers and The Heart of the Staff series
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This piece of history is a priceless heirloom for generations to come. Well researched - I imagine hundreds of hours must have been spent collating all the information. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Wendy Scott Fantasy Author
This book is two things: It is a black woman’s memoir of growing up in a Detroit housing project in the 40s, shaped by association with the Catholic Church, Our Lady of Victory. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robin Gregory
I was very interested in the subject of this book, and the author's research was thorough and accurate. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Reading lady
Written from first hand experience, research, and interviews, Our Lady of Victory depicts the creation and eventual usurpation of the Our Lady of Victory Catholic church in... Read morePublished 8 months ago by WriterbeesBookReviews
I'm not big into historical reads, but it was interesting to learn about this small town and the people who came together to bring faith and camaraderie to the African-American... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Yvi MC
This is an amazingly well documented memoir of one woman's experience, along with her Catholic community, in a Catholic Church in Detroit, Michigan known as Our Lady of Victory. Read morePublished 13 months ago by J.V. Carr
I was fascinated by this account of a minority religious community that seems to have everything going for it only to succumb to the machinations of powers that be. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Anesa Miller
There was a time when Shirley Slaughter would have been excommunicated for writing "Our Lady of Victory: The Saga of an African-American Catholic Community" because she... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mike Billington
Shirley Slaughter's well-researched book, "Our Lady of Victory", brought back the joys and sorrows of my own spiritual journey as a young Catholic nun during these times. Read morePublished 20 months ago by patty kogutek