Religion: St. Augustine's Firsts

Joseph Oliver Bowers, native of Dominica, B.W.I., went to St. Augustine's Seminary at Bay St. Louis, Miss, in 1928 because it was then the only Roman Catholic seminary in the U.S. that would accept Negroes. He studied for eleven years, there and in Wisconsin and Rome, then went to Accra on the Gold Coast as a missionary, where he learned three Gold Coast dialects to add to his fluent French and Latin and his working knowledge of Italian and German. With a year and a half off to become a licentiate in canon law, he stayed on in Africa for...

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