Posted by ICTC on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 10:29 AM PDT
November is Black Catholic History Month! November is appropriate for this celebration because it holds special days for two prominent African Catholics: St. Martin de Porres whose feast day is celebrated on November 3 and St. Augustine whose birthday is on November 13. In connection with Black Catholic History Month, ICTC is pleased to host Dr. Cecilia Moore on November 14 for the Fall Catholic Heritage Lecture, and the Black Catholic Advisory Circle is hosting two more events later in the month - more information on all the events is below. Please join us!
Black and Catholic Artists:
Catholicism as Foundation and Inspiration
Thursday, November 14
7pm in Student Center 160
Cecilia A. Moore, PhD
University of Dayton
"Black and Catholic Artists: Catholicism as Foundation and Inspiration" considers the lives and creations of four Black Catholic artists. They are Edmonia Lewis, Richmond Barthe, Clementine Hunter, and Mary Lou Williams, two fine artists, one folk artist, and one jazz composer. Particular attention is paid to how Catholicism, a tradition rich in symbol and ritual and a great patron of art and music, provided a foundation for African American Catholic artists to enter secular and sacred worlds of art as it also offered multiple sources of inspiration for their work.
Cecilia A. Moore has taught at the University of Dayton in the Department of Religious Studies since 1996 and at Xavier University of Louisiana since 1998, where she currently is the Associate Director of the Degree Program for the Institute for Black Catholic Studies. Her area of specialization is U.S. Catholic history and currently she is working on the history of black conversion to Roman Catholicism in the 20th century.