Religion

Popes, Saints, Archbishops, and Nuns

Who was the first black saint?

Saint Moses the Black is the first saint whose black identity is well established. A rebellious former slave who had become an outlaw in the Egyptian desert, he became a monk and priest and left writings on monastic life. Moses was martyred in 410.



Close

This is a web preview of the "The Handy African American History Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App