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Memphis’ first Catholic bishop removed from mural at National Civil Rights Museum

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Memphis’ first Catholic bishop is no longer part of a mural of Memphians who stood up for others. Bishop Carroll...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Memphis’ first Catholic bishop is no longer part of a mural of Memphianswho stood up for others.

Bishop Carroll T. Dozier was painted over on the mural across fromthe National Civil Rights Museum after he appeared on a list of clergy crediblyaccused of child sex abuse. He was included on the list released by the CatholicDiocese of Richmond, Virginia, where he was assigned before being appointed asthe first bishop of the diocese of Memphis.

Dozier’s face was replaced by Jose Guerrero, a founder of LatinoMemphis. The mural also includes journalist Ida B. Wells, Civil Rightsactivists Maxine and Vasco Smith, and founder of multiple faith-basedorganizations, Reverend Frank McRae.