- History of Black Catholics in the United States, by Cyprian Davis, OSB, NY: Crossroads, 1990. Ch. 6
- From Slave to Priest, by Sister Caroline Hemesath, OSF. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006; available also through Amazon.com
- Desegregating the Altar: the Josephites and the Struggle for Black Priests 1871 – 1960 by Stephen Ochs. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1993
- A Boy Named Gus, by Sabrina Penn, Penn Ink, 2010.
- Augustus Tolton: the Church is the True Liberator, by Joyce Duriga, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 2018
- Audio Book (From Slave to Priest) by Lighthouse Catholic Media: https://www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org/store/title/from-slave-to-priest-1#