#263 – Lift As You Climb

As we begin National Black Catholic History Month in the United States, we look at the life and work of Lena Frances Edwards. A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Edwards spent her life in defense of those most in need.

Articles on Black Catholic History Month can be found here, here, here and here
Important dates in Black Catholic History
Important Black Catholics in history

Ebony article about Lena Edwards on the mission in Texas
A brief biography of Lena Frances Edwards can be found here

Davis, OSB, Cyprian. The History of Black Catholics in the United States. New York: Crossroad, 1995.
Interview with Lena Edwards, M.D. Cambridge, MA: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, 1980.
Scally, Mary Anthony. Medicine, motherhood, and mercy: the story of a Black woman doctor. Washington, D.C.: Associated Publishers, 1979.

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One Comment

  1. Andrea ZardettoSmith
    Posted November 8, 2011 at 8:03 am | Permalink | Reply

    Father, thanks for a great podcast. I teach an Introduction to Women;s Studies course (online) at the Univ. of Nebraska Omaha and have posted the link to your page for my class to learn about Dr. Edwards as a distinguished American Black Catholic Woman.

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