Our Lady of Victory-Shirley Harris-Slaughter

Written from first hand experience, research, and interviews, Our Lady of Victory depicts the creation and eventual usurpation of the Our Lady of Victory Catholic church in Detroit, Michigan.

The book is divided into four parts, starting with the author’s personal perspective of being a part of the overall history. After this beginning, she delves into the essential history of the place and the people, including the presiding reverends, fathers, nuns, and administrators who developed the the church and school, as well as those who allowed it all to come to an end. The author sprinkles her opinions and outrage, as well as her fondness, throughout the narrative style of this historical recitation.

For those with an interest in church history or the struggle of African-Americans in recent history, take the time to read this memoir.


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