ACH033: Born a slave before the Civil War, Daniel Rudd was a Catholic journalist, who was the first black man to own a national newspaper of any kind. Tom and Noëlle Crowe reveal how his newspaper and activism both promoted the civil rights of blacks and evangelized the benefits of Catholicism to the black community in the 19th century.
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Links for this episode:
- Daniel Rudd: A pioneering leader in black Catholic journalism
- Daniel Rudd – Wikipedia
- Daniel Rudd: ‘We need the Church; the Church wants us’ – Arkansas Catholic – January 30, 2019
- Daniel Rudd: Calling a Church to Justice (People of God), by Gary B. Agee
- National Black Catholic Congress returns to Baltimore Convention was last here at end of 19th century – Baltimore Sun
- Synopses of Previous National Black Catholic Congresses
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