First black priest featured on Quincy tour
Fri, 03 Feb 2012 13:08:34 GMT —
You can now trace the steps of the nation's first black priest.
Father Augustus Tolton was a Quincy native and now a candidate for Catholic sainthood after overcoming obstacles to become the first African-American priest in the country.
Now the Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau plans to introduce a Tolton driving tour.
The tour will take visitors to five locations throughout the city, including his gravesite and St. Peter's Church.
The Canonization process is underway to deem Tolton a saint. Click here to read about what's needed to make that happen.