From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Rudd, Daniel A.

(born: 1854  -  died: 1933) 

Daniel Rudd was born in Bardstown, KY, the son of Robert Rudd and Elizabeth Hayden. In 1884 he established the newspaper Ohio State Tribune, which later became the American Catholic Tribune and moved to Cincinnati, then to Detroit. He helped to establish the Catholic Press Association and the Afro-American Press Association. Rudd also organized annual congresses of African American Catholics to help define the meaning of Roman Catholicism for African Americans. For more see Canaan land: a religious history of African Americans, by A. J. Roboteau; and for a fuller account of Daniel Rudd's life, see his entry by Cyprian Davis in African American Lives by H. L. Gates and E. B. Higginbotham.


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NKAA Source: Ohio state tribune (newspaper)
NKAA Source: American Catholic tribune (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Canaan Land : a religious history of African Americans
NKAA Source: African American lives

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