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

posted on November 28, 2017

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.”

Read at America