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Lead image ‘Hidden jewel’ St. Rita Church receives recognition for historical, cultural impact

St. Rita Parish on Indianapolis’ east side is a community of firsts and of unique contributions—starting with its founding in 1919 as the first designated Black Catholic parish in Indiana. It was the first archdiocesan parish to offer kindergarten and accredited day care. It sponsored Indianapolis’ first interracial, parochial versus public high school football game. Its boxing club produced three-time light heavyweight world champion Marvin Johnson. “Nationally recognized architectural and artistic significance” can now be added to that list..
 

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