Illinois Stories

Tolton Memorial Plaques

04/01/2021 | 22m 20s | Video has closed captioning.

Fr. Gus Tolton, the first black Catholic priest in the U.S., is on track to become a Catholic saint. The former slave is from Quincy. We take a look at the project to memorialize him with a series of marble plaques that depict scenes from his life.

Aired: 04/01/21

Rating: NR

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