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Desegregating DixieThe Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992$
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Mark Newman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496818867

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496818867.001.0001

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African American Catholics in the South and Desegregation, 1945–1970

African American Catholics in the South and Desegregation, 1945–1970

(p.169) Chapter Seven African American Catholics in the South and Desegregation, 1945–1970
Desegregating Dixie

Mark Newman

University Press of Mississippi

Recollections from former students often present a positive appreciation of black Catholic schools primarily for their educational quality but also, in many cases, for their emphasis on self-worth and also, occasionally, on black culture and heritage. African American Catholics valued black schools and churches as religious and community institutions. Prelates generally sought to achieve desegregation by closing or downgrading black Catholic institutions. African American Catholics differed in their response. While some black Catholics reluctantly accepted such action as a necessary price for desegregation, others opposed these measures, upset by the one-sided nature of Catholic desegregation and inspired by the rise of black con consciousness in the second half of the 1960s. Some disillusioned African Americans, especially younger Catholics, left the church.

Keywords:   African American Catholic schools, African American Catholic churches, One-sided desegregation, African American Catholic differences, Disillusionment

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