Dr. Cecilia Moore to present Black History Lecture
Tuesday, February 7
Time: 7 p.m. Central Time
Location: St. Bede Theater
Dr. Cecilia Moore, associate professor in the
Department of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton, will
deliver the annual Black History Lecture at Saint Meinrad Seminary
and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN.
Her lecture, "Hidden in Plain View: Black Catholics
and the Civil Rights Movement," will be held on Tuesday, February
7, at 7 p.m. Central Time in St. Bede Theater.
This lecture presents the hidden history of Black Catholics
and their allies in advancing the agenda of the modern civil rights
It looks at the role of Black Catholics in the late 1890s in New
Orleans who challenged the Jim Crow policies in the Plessy v.
Ferguson Supreme Court case of 1896 to Black Catholics working for
civil rights in society and church in the 1920s and 1930s through
the Federated Colored Catholics to the many individual Catholics
who in the 1960s participated in important civil rights
initiatives, including the March on Washington and the Selma
The lecture also will consider the contemporary Catholic Church
in the United States and its relationship to current efforts to
retain and expand civil rights, particularly for African
Dr. Moore is an alumna of Sweet Briar College and earned a PhD
in American religious history from the University of
Virginia. Her area of specialization is U.S. Catholic history
with a focus on Black Catholics. She also is an adjunct professor
of Xavier University of Louisiana's Institute for Black Catholic
The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available
at St.Bede Hall and in the Guest House and student parking lots.
For more information, call Mary Jeanne Schumacher at (812) 357-6501
during business hours.