HENNE, BROOKSName: Brooks Henne
Title of Project: 
The Catholic Church’s Response to Slavery in Civil War Era Richmond
Advisor: Melvin Ely
Honors Department: History

I will investigate how the Catholic Church in Richmond responded to issues of race and slavery during the Civil War Era. I hope my research will further illuminate the role of the Catholic Church in 19th century discourses on race and slavery.

Hometown: Reston, Virginia 
Future Plans: 
Hobbies: I am mostly involved with my church group, the Catholic Campus Ministry. I also enjoy hiking and exploring Colonial Williamsburg.
Fun Fact: I’m an Eagle Scout.


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