A few years ago, I talked about St. Augustine as a part of a presentation celebrating Kwanzaa. I mentioned the African popes of the Catholic Church and St. Augustine noting that he was African, as was his mother.
I didn't know she revered and called 'Mother Something'.
A member of the audience was the head of a local agency and a 'biggie' in the lay membership if the a large Catholic congregation.
He was pissed.
When I finished he approached and wanted to know where did I get my information that St. Au-GUS-time was 'black', and certainly ther is nothing to indicate that "Mother what-her-face' was 'black'.
'Just where did you get that from?'
I told him part of it was from the Catholic Encyclopedia.
He left; very energized.