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The conservative predictions of their own destruction didn’t come true. The liberal anticipation of the utter destruction of their enemies failed to be consummated.
After the War of Revolution in 1776, a battle-tested cohort of African American and White faith-based leaders developed an ardor for extending freedom.
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The slavocrats won and the baptism of slaves ceased. For the first time, commercial values in Manhattan trumped faith and moral values.
The anti-slavery theologians often referred to slavery as “theft of humans” and a violation of the eighth of the Ten Commandments. But the slavocrats gained more elite supporters than did the theologians of freedom.
At the very beginning of Harlem’s life Africans were creating an African American identity rooted in faith and freedom.
The connections between faith and city planning are undeniable. Faith-based groups rebuild areas after disasters, they develop affordable housing plans, and they help the poor. Additionally, social movements that have profoundly changed society, like the civil rights movement, were guided by faith. Yet planning education generally does not deal with faith.
Christmas Tree Lighting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Featuring Neapolitan Baroque Creche and music by The Young People’s Chorus of New York City