Friday, February 8, 2013

Forward-thinking attitudes towards equality

Knights of Columbus celebrate history of breaking down racial barriers
Pope Benedict XVI greets Carl A. Anderson, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, and his wife, Dorian, last December. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Catholic News Agency points out that during Black History Month, the Knights of Columbus are noting the Catholic organization had "forward-thinking" attitudes towards racial equality long before they were popular.

Andrew Walther, Vice President for Communications and Media at the Knights of Columbus, told CNA the Catholic fraternal organization "took stands for racial equality in ways that were really stunning, when you think of the 1920s or the 1910s."

The Knights of Columbus's first African-American member joined in Massachusetts in the 1890s, less than two decades after its founding.

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For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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