Dorothy Day & The Catholic Worker
Cherry was assigned to a series on Dorothy Day for Jubilee magazine. Ms. Day,
the founder of the Catholic Worker Newspaper was a convert to Catholicism. Some
years earlier, Ms. Day had opened a combination soup kitchen and settlement
house which she named the House of Hospitality.
Day marched frequently to support humanitarian causes, marching against the
use of the atom bomb in 1955. Dorothy Day, in pursuit of her ideals against
war and responsibility for the homeless, practiced a policy of nonresistance
towards organized authority, gave up all worldly goods, and recently was suggested
for sainthood by Pope John Paul II.
-Barbara Head Millstein
Curator of Photographs,
Brooklyn Museum of Art