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Joseph Francis was ordained as a priest in 1950 and became the fourth African American Roman Catholic bishop in the country, and the first ordained in the Northeast. Bishop Francis was a pioneering figure in the discussion of race and religion. The materials in this collection span the years between 1934 and 1997, and includes much of Bishop Francis' own writings for his speeches and sermons.
Letters to and from the Board of Trustees with topics including bylaws, meetings, and Board nominations and appointments. Included are correspondence on the issue of racism, the petition for student representation on the Board of Trustees, and Board resolutions. Also contains brief biographies of Trustees from the late 1970s and 1980s.
- Subject: Racism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity X