Sunday, February 18, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
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Society House 
263 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Thomas Rzeznik 
American Catholic Historical Society 

Spotlight on Local History - Oneness: A Black Catholic’s Journey 

Sunday, February 18th at 2PM.

In this talk, Ms. Bea Joyner will speak about her documentary project, Oneness: A Black Catholics Journey, which began as an effort to document Black Catholic life at Most Blessed Sacrament Church in West Philadelphia in 1985. 

About the Speaker: Bea Joyner, CEO of Busy As A Bea Productions, LLC, has been documenting African Americans through her photographs, workshops, and writings. She began documenting Black Catholic life when she enrolled her children in Most Blessed Sacrament School in West Philadelphia, which led her to produce a documentary and a photo book entitled, “Oneness: A Black Catholic’s Journey.” Cited as one of only four African American domestic humor authors, she published two award winning books, "Don’t Need No Soaps, My Life Is Soap Enough!” and “A Taste of Things to Come.” Ms. Joyner is currently working on her doctorate in Education at St. Joseph’s University.