Birmingham, Ala., Mar 27, 2017 / 19:02 pm
After 111 years of serving the community of Birmingham, Alabama, the city's only African American Catholic elementary school could close due to financial struggles.
Over its long history, Our Lady of Fatima has become an integral part of the community, serving students from all backgrounds: of its 64 children, 11 percent are Catholic, and 89 percent are non-Catholic.
"It's looked at as a community school," the school's principal Al Logan told the Birmingham Times.
"Most of these children are neighborhood children and their parents are struggling to send them here for a Catholic education," staff member Cynthia Pinkard noted, according to CBS WIAT.