The National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) represents African American Roman Catholics and affiliated organizations. The organization holds a national congress every five years to develop a pastoral plan related to the needs and concerns of Black Catholics. Articles in this collection are news, feature and multimedia coverage related to the NBCC and other affiliated organizations and events.
According to the NBCC, the first Black Catholic Congress was convened in 1889 by Daniel Rudd, who described the Catholic Church as the one place of hope for Black people. In 1958, the U.S. Catholic Bishops released its first statement denouncing racism as immoral.