About Father Augustus Tolton

Tolton Drama Premiere


The Archdiocese of Chicago is proud to host the premiere of this production starring Andrae Goodnight

Tolton: From Slave to Priest is an exciting new multimedia theater production based on the true story of Father Augustus Tolton, the first African American Catholic priest. Audiences will be riveted by Father Tolton’s dramatic escape from slavery, encouraged by his struggle against prejudice, and transformed by his message of reconciliation and hope; one that has put him on the path to potential sainthood.

Sunday, November 5
4 p.m.

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637

General Admission: $35
VIP Ticket: $45 
(Includes the price of the ticket with special seating for Tolton: From Slave to Priest Drama & a VIP reception following the play with the actor and director of the play)

Please click here to register.

Tolton Play Site

For more information, please contact Annemarie Silvera at 312.534.5296 or [email protected].