The online Global Sisters Report profiles history professor Diane Batts Morrow  on their website Global Batts Morrow has been studying the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first congregation of black Catholic sisters in the United States, since she was doctoral student in the late 1990s. At the Conference of the History of Women Religious, Batts Morrow discussed her current work and the significance of black history to the Catholic Church. She is currently working on a second volume to her book, Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time: The Oblate Sisters of Providence, 1862-1860 (University of North Carolina Press).