Archbishop Cupich joined hundreds of students from archdiocesan Catholic schools to celebrate Black History Month. This year's theme was, "This is Our Story: We Need Each Other to Survive." This celebration included the first Black Heritage Award, honoring Laurence Holmes, a graduate of a Southside Catholic School and DePaul University and a supporter of Catholic education. Holmes is a sports talk show host on WSCR 670 The Score.
Children in the combined choir sing at the annual Black Heritage Prayer Service on Feb. 20 at Holy Name Cathedral.
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