Former Labor Secretary broke barriers with faith

Former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman, a Catholic and the first African-American to hold the position, told an Atlanta audience recently that she took a risk for her faith when, as a 15-year-old, she challenged the bishop in her native Mobile, Ala., to end the segregation policies of the city’s Catholic schools. The Georgia Bulletin recounts her fascinating story of how her expulsion from school for daring to confront racism galvanized a community and led to the integration of Catholic education in the diocese.


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