First African-American priest gets his due
The Rev. Charles R. Uncles was the first African-American to be ordained a Roman Catholic priest. The son of a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad mechanic, he and his story made national news.
Father Uncles, who was called “Daddy” by his many students, was a teaching priest and gifted Latin, Greek and English instructor. He taught young seminarians for many years at the old Epiphany Apostolic College in Walbrook.
The old seminary became the George Washington Carver apartments. Then, in 2004, it received a thorough and attractive renovation as a senior housing building under the auspices of the Druid Heights Community Development Corp. And along the way, Daddy Uncles got his due.
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