Sister Antona Ebo’s Lifelong Struggle Against White Supremacy, Inside and Outside the Catholic Church

For America, Shannen Dee Williams writes about the life of Mary Antona Ebo, a Catholic civil rights leader who died on November 11. Williams writes, “Sister Ebo, during her 93 years, broke a host of seemingly insurmountable racial barriers within the church.” While participating in the historic 1965 march to Selma, Ebo said, “I am here because I am a Negro, a nun, a Catholic, and because I want to bear witness … I’m here today because yesterday [in Saint Louis] I voted.” Williams adds, “In her later years, Ebo, a cancer survivor and recipient of six honorary doctorates, remained a staunch advocate of racial justice and inclusion.”

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