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5 Unforgettable features from one year ago

Retrospectives on Williamsburg-Greenpoint: the Evangelical abolitionists; HIspanics; & the Williamsburg Bridge. Jewgrass in the synagogue

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African Americans in Williamsburg & Greenpoint used faith-based leadership to overcome industrialists & others who opposed abolition of slavery.

African Americans in Williamsburg & Greenpoint used faith-based leadership to overcome industrialists & others who opposed abolition of slavery.

Evangelical abolitionists in Williamsburg & Greenpoint. The success of the fight against slavery rested upon the creation of local abolitionist cultures and organizations. Elite cosmopolitans seldom win alone.

 

Williamsburg Bridge 1903, looking from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Photo illustration: A Journey through NYC religions

Williamsburg Bridge 1903, looking from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Photo illustration: A Journey through NYC religions

The Bridge to the Land of the Devils. Evangelicals in Williamsburg and Greenpoint 1900-1916.

 

Throop Avenue Mission Sunday School Building, Hopkins Street, 1899. The South Third Presbyterian Church of Williamsburg established this Sabbath School in a poor, desolate area of Brooklyn. It birthed a church as well as housing the German YMCA as well as  congregations for German, Rumanian and other immigrants, African Americans. The Fanny Crosby dedicated one of her hymns to the leader of this Sunday School.

Throop Avenue Mission Sunday School Building, Hopkins Street, 1899. The South Third Presbyterian Church of Williamsburg established this Sabbath School in a poor, desolate area of Brooklyn. It birthed a church as well as housing the German YMCA as well as congregations for German, Rumanian and other immigrants, African Americans. The Fanny Crosby dedicated one of her hymns to the leader of this Sunday School.

Biography of Williamsburg and Greenpoint evangelicals through a biography of a church. Sunday school missionaries were the church planters & community developers of the 19th Century.

 

Matt Check. Illustration: A Journey through NYC religions

Matt Check. Illustration: A Journey through NYC religions

Jewgrass Blues at Park Avenue Synagogue, Part 1. Can a young Jew find God by following the poet laureate of the underclass Woody Guthrie?

 

Sunday service in original sanctuary of First Spanish Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, Booklyn

Sunday service in original sanctuary of First Spanish Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, Booklyn

Hispanic evangelicals in Williamsburg-Greenpoint 1916-1948. The rise of the “Los Sures” churches.

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