Sister Antona Ebo to lead prayer service in Ferguson on 50th anniversary

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A nun who took part in the civil rights demonstrations in Selma, Alabama 50 years ago will lead a prayer service Tuesday in Ferguson.

Sister Antona Ebo and other St. Louisans traveled to Selma just days after the infamous Bloody Sunday. Today, on the 50th anniversary of her trip, she’ll speak at a Faith in Ferguson prayer vigil at 4:30pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on south Florissant road.

The 90 year old nun was one of the first African-American women to join the Franciscan Sisters of Mary.

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