Professor Diane Batts Morrow spoke earlier this week at Mount Saint Mary College on the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first African American Roman Catholic sisterhood and their resilience and religious devotion throughout the Civil War. You can read the entire article from the Mount Saint Mary College news web site.

Diane Batts Morrow is Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Georgia. Her book Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time: The Oblate Sisters of Providence, 1862-1860 (University of North Carolina Press) is available online.