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NEW: Novena for Pentecost with Dan Schutte
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On Sept. 3, 1963, St. Joseph's Catholic School became the first racially integrated elementary school in Alabama. Twelve white students joined 106 African-American students, without fuss or fanfare.
When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968, African-Americans responded with grief and rage. But in Greenwood, Mississippi, a white Franciscan friar helped to channel this righteous anger into constructive action.