February is Black History Month in the United States, which is an opportunity to focus on Black American Catholics. (Another opportunity is Black Catholic History Month  in November.)

Recently, several Catholic high school theology teachers shared some excellent resources and lessons to on Black Catholic Americans on the Ave Maria HS Theology Teachers Facebook page.

To make sure that these resources are searchable in years to come, we have also included them here on this platform. Feel free to add any other links you might have in the comment section of this post or on the Facebook page linked above. Also search “Black Catholics” on the Engaging Faith blog for other resources.


Three resources courtesy of Deacon Ned Berghausen’s Foot-Washer Blog are listed below. Deacon Berghausen is director of campus ministry at Mercy Academy in Louisville.


The photo in this posting is of Daniel Rudd, the founder of the Black Catholic Congress and the first Catholic newspaper in America.