The Real Sister Act: Black Catholic Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate U.S. Religious Life
Where: Barnard College
212-854-4689 Price: Free
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Shannen Dee Williams, assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, is a historian of the United States and the Black Catholic diaspora. Her research chronicles the epic journey of Black Catholic sisters in the United States from their fiercely contested beginnings in the 19th Century to the present day. It also unearths the largely hidden history of Black sisters in the fight to dismantle racial and gender barriers in the U.S. church and wider American society.