Historical Marker honoring slain Sister dedicated

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Sister who was murdered in Brazil in 2005 was honored Monday with a Historical Marker in Dayton.

The Sr. Dorothy Stang Historical Marker was dedicated Monday at the main entrance to Roger Glass Stadium at Chaminade Julienne High School.

The application for the historical marker was submitted by two students from the Dayton Regional STEM School, Chloe Johnson and Anjali Phadke, as part of a class assignment on historical markers. The marker was approved by Ohio History Connection in March 2015. The marker was put in its permanent home outside the stadium in August 2016.

Sr. Dorothy Stang was born in 1931 in Dayton. She attended Julienne High School and joined the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1948. She finished high school as a novice. In 1966, Sr. Dorothy traveled to Brazil where she found her life’s work among the poor farmers.

On February 12, 2005, she was murdered in Brazil for her work and outspoken support on behalf of the environment and poor Brazilian farmers and their families who were consistently the subject of abuse and oppression from loggers and landowners.

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