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News for Knights of Columbus
VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 8 │ FEB. 23, 2022
From its beginnings, the Knights of Columbus has drawn inspiration from Blessed Michael McGivney’s vision of unity. One of the Knights’ original incorporators, Daniel Colwell, noted that the Order itself “was designed to unify American Catholic citizens of every national and racial origin in a social and fraternal organization, giving scope and purpose to their aims as Catholics and as Americans.” During Black History Month, the Order is proud to honor the faith and contributions of African American Knights, including the professional athletes featured below.
Floyd Patterson: Heavyweight Champ and KnightFloyd Patterson was one of the greatest boxers of all time, with 55 wins, an Olympic gold medal and two Fighter of the Year awards. In 1991, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He was also a Knight of Columbus and had a deep Catholic faith. WATCH VIDEO | READ MORE
 Everyday Heroes: Heart of a ChampionDarrell Miller played five years with the Los Angeles Angels and hails from one of the most celebrated sports families in the country. For Miller, a committed Catholic and Knight of Columbus, sports can help grow one’s character and faith. WATCH VIDEO
Knights Who Helped Break Baseball’s ‘Color Barrier’Members of the Knights of Columbus in professional baseball took steps toward racial equality in the sport prior to, and during, the historic 1947 season. READ MORE
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