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Columbia Catholic high school named for America's first black priest

Friday, October 2, 2009 | 6:24 p.m. CDT; updated 5:54 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 10, 2011

COLUMBIA — A naming committee has announced Columbia's first Catholic high school will be named after Father Augustine Tolton, a priest who was born into slavery in 1854 in Missouri and who was ordained in Rome.

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