Native Americans and African Americans were not being treated fairly and Katharine wanted to help them. She established the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored. She opened many schools and universities specifically for Indians or African Americans.
Road to Sainthood:
John Cardinal Krol suggested Katharine Drexel as a saint in Rome in 1964
She was declared venerable on January 26
She was declared blessed on November 20, 1988
Katharine Drexel was cononized as a saint on October 1, 2000
1st Miracle-Robert Gutherman prayed to Katharine for his hearing before his surgery, once his surgery was completed, his hearing was perfect and was approved as Katharine's first miracle after 14 years.
2nd Miracle: Amy Wall had very weak hearing at a very young age. Her family obtained a second-class relic of Katharine after seeing a TV special about Katharine's first miracle and prayed to her to perform a miracle on Amy. Her hearing began to improve and 6 years later, this was accepted as Katharine's second miracle