President Garibaldi to give inaugural Black Catholic History Month lecture

November 04, 2021

A portrait of Antoine M. Garibaldi. University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi will deliver a presentation titled “Detroit’s Special Place in Black Catholic History” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16.

It is the inaugural lecture in the Black Catholic History Month lecture series hosted by the Office of Mission Integration (OMI).

Garibaldi, the first lay and first Black president of Detroit Mercy, notes that there are nearly 3 million Black Catholics in the United States and he has researched the important contributions made by Black Catholics in Detroit in the 1960s and 1970s.

The free lecture can be seen in person at Room 124 in the College of Health Professions facility. For more information, contact the OMI at