Above, dancers of Haitian ancestry from St. Boniface Parish in Elmont, participate in the opening procession during the annual Black History Month Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, Feb. 7. Below, members of the Sister Thea Bowman Gospel Choir sing following the liturgy which was sponsored by the Diocese’s Office of Multicultural Diversity. (CNS photos/Gregory A. Shemitz)

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