In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the founding of Saint Mary's, Father Edward Branch delivered a speech on "Black Catholic Voices" and the St. Columba Catholic Church Gospel Choir presented a concert in the college Chapel. 

Rev. Edward Branch delivers the benediction at the Soulful & Sacred gospel concert.
Rev. Edward Branch, the Catholic Chaplain of the Atlanta University Center, a consortium of historically black colleges and universities, delivers a lecture on the journey of Black Catholics.
A crowd of more than 250 people came to hear Rev. Edward Branch's Jan Term lecture "Black Catholic Voices."
A parishioner from Oakland's St. Patrick's Catholic Church poses a question for Rev. Branch.
Fr. Aidan McAleenan of St. Columba Catholic Church confers with Rev. Edward Branch.
J.P. Musgrove, president-elect of the College’s Alumni Board addresses Black Alumni Chapter reception honoring San Francisco abolitionist and Saint Mary's benefactor Mary Ellen Pleasant.
SMC alums network at a Black Alumni Chapter reception honoring San Francisco abolitionist and Saint Mary's benefactor Mary Ellen Pleasant.
The SMC Chapel moments before the St. Columba Gospel Choir performs to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 150th anniversaries of the College and Emancipation Proclamation.
Carole Swain, Vice President Saint Mary's Office of Mission welcomes a crowd of more than 250 to the Soulful & Sacred gospel concert.
Members of the St. Columba Catholic Church Choir perform in the College Chapel.
The St. Columba Catholic Church Gospel Choir perform at Saint Mary's.
St. Columba's gospel choir and music director Rawn Harbor lift Saint Mary's chapel to new heights.
A St. Columba choir member takes center stage.
St. Columba's music director Rawn Harbor offers appreciative applause to the Saint Mary's audience.
Soloist Luana Striplin of the St. Columba choir at the microphone.
St. Columba choir member Susan Wiley offers a historical narrative on the emergence of Catholic Gospel music.
St. Columba choir guest soloist Michele Jordan sings the gospel classic "Precious Lord."
St. Columba featured soloist Sidney Ragland.
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