Augustus Tolton is one of the famous Religious Leader, who was born on the memorable day of April 1 in the year 1854. Hailing from the vibrant city of Missouri, Augustus Tolton is a proud citizen of United States.
Ex-slave who became the first African American priest in the Roman Catholic Church of America. He established St. Monica’s Catholic Church on the South Side of Chicago.Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Augustus Tolton continues to be an inspiration for many.
|Popular As:||Augustus Tolton|
|Death Date:||Jul 9, 1897|
|Death Day:||July 09|
|Place of Burial:||Quincy|
During the American Civil War, he and his mother and siblings escaped from Missouri to the slavery-free state of Illinois, where they found work at a tobacco company.
He attended the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Italy and became an ordained priest at the age of thirty-one.
The son of Peter Paul Tolton and Martha Jane Chisley, he was born into slavery in Missouri. The plantation owner’s wife, Savilla Elliot, served as his godmother. He and Frederick Douglass were both notable ex-slaves.