Catholic Central's First African American Students

Four Black Alumni made history as the first African American graduates of Catholic Central in the early 1950s...

Ben Rambeau '51 (currently living in Bedford, NY)
Samuel Simpson '51 (currently living in Royal Oak, MI)
Edward Gonder '53 (currently resides in Palm Springs, CA)
Aldebert Jones '53 (died January 2019 - Received his PhD in Engineering from Florida A&M University)

To learn more about Black History at Catholic Central, visit our website.
“Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the world.