August 1, 2018

Live Production on the Life of the First Recognized African American Priest in the United States

The Office for Black Catholics of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to bring to Philadelphia an inspiring one-man production of Tolton: From Slave to Priest, a true story about the life of the first African American Catholic priest in the United States, Father Augustus Tolton.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7:00 p.m.
La Salle University
Dan Rodden Theater
1900 W. Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Tolton: From Slave to Priest is the latest production from the acclaimed Catholic production company Saint Luke Productions. The multimedia drama chronicles the life of Father Tolton, played by Jim Coleman, from his dramatic escape from slavery to the courage he showed in the face of discrimination as the first recognized African-American priest. The event has been sold out.

The production premiered in October 2017, and has been on a national tour preforming in schools, churches, and theaters all over the country. The deeply moving story of reconciliation and forgiveness has resonated deeply with modern American audiences as an example of courage and grace in the face of adversity.

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Editor’s Note: To learn more call the Office for Black Catholics at 215-587-3541.



Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist
215-587-3747 (office)