Religion: Saints' Fellow Citizens

Led by 32 Negro policemen and a dozen frock-coated ushers, some 4,000 U. S. Negroes marched briskly into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan one day last week. At the head were the Knights of St. John, perspiring in gay full dress and cocked hats with long white feathers. St. Benedict's Commandery followed, with its Ladies' Auxiliary in blue-sashed white dresses; then small pickaninnies, the white-veiled Children of Mary, led by Negro nuns; at the end, many a Negro member of the Holy Name and St. Vincent de Paul societies. The 4,000 Negroes were...

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