Brother Terence McLaughlin, FSC, was awarded the Bishop Carroll T. Dozier Award for Peace and Justice on November 9 at Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis, TN. Bro. Terence was honored for his faithful championing of racial equality, especially in education, and his dedication to ensuring equal access to a quality education for all.
A Brother for 73 years, Bro. Terence has held many roles in education, including president of Christian Brothers College (now CBU) from 1962-1964. During his time as president, he was responsible for making a historic decision to integrate Christian Brothers High School in Memphis. An author of many books, Bro. Terence’s latest entitled Silent Acceptance, is a memoir about this time.
Dr. John Smarrelli, CBU’s president, told The Commercial Appeal, “Bro. Terence is a pioneer in our efforts to diversify the campus. We wouldn’t be where we are today without his courage and compassion.”
The Dozier Award for Peace and Justice is named for Bishop Carroll T. Dozier, the first Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis and a leader in race relations, peace, and justice. Bishop Dozier served as Bishop of Memphis from 1971-1982.