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Miracle on High Street: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J.

Thomas A. McCabe


Just outside downtown Newark, New Jersey, sits an abbey and school. For more than 150 years Benedictine monks have lived, worked, and prayed on High Street, a once-grand thoroughfare that became Newark's Skid Row and a focal point of the 1967 riots. St. Benedict's today has become a model of a successful inner-city school, with 95% of its graduates—mainly African American and Latino boys—going on to college. This book tells how the monks of St. Benedict's transformed their venerable yet outdated school to become a thriving part of the community t ... More

Keywords: Newark, abbey, Benedictine monks, High Street, 1967 riots, St. Benedict's, African American, Latino, suburbanization, racial violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780823233106
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823233106.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas A. McCabe, author
Department of History, Rutgers University