Multicultural Ministry (Diocese of St. Petersburg) at 6363 9th Avenue N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33710 US - Black History Month
Black History Month
As we celebrate" Black History Month," let's look back at some notable African Americans and their achievements.
George Washington Carver (1864-1943)
Chemist, originator of many products made today from the peanut and sweet potato, prize winning painter and botanist
Charles R. Drew (1904-1950)
Scientist, "Father of Blood Plasma," developed a process for preserving blood
Andre Watts (1946- present)
Internationally respected concert pianist of European classical music
George Carruthers (1939-present)
Research physicist, recipient of the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal
Martin Luther King, Jr. ( 1929-1968)
Baptist minister, civil rights leader, author, philosopher, winner of Nobel Peace Prize
We continue our celebration by honoring some of our black Catholic Saints who helped enrich our Catholic heritage.
Pope St. Victor I
He suffered martyrdom under Emperor Servus. he was the Church's 14th Pope. He is buried in the Vatican.
Pope St. Miltiades
He was the first pope to have an official residence in Rome.
He is remembered as a true son of peace and a father of Christians
Pope St. Gelasius I
He was the first to argue for the separation of Church and State.
His writings and sermons have been quoted down through the ages.
Saint Antonio Vieira
Saint Peter Claver
Saint Martin dr Porres