Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category
Historical retrospectives of NYC religions
Retro sub categories : A Journey Retro — Intro, Abraham Lincoln & NYC faiths, Bowery retrospecive, Chinese Americans in NYC, Columbus Day, Evangelicals in Williamsburg & Greenpoint, Flushing retrospective, Golem, Harlem Retrospectives, Jackie Robinson, Mosque City NY Retros, Sunday Schools, Thanksgiving, World War II and World's Fair 1964
Fascinating details of Mormon history in NYC, archival photographs, digitally restored film and documentary video. Series “The Power of the Mormons in New York City”
Second in our series, “The Power of the Mormons in New York City”
During the 1930s, Harlem was the greatest Protestant center in New York City.
We are making available excerpts of a hard to get report on the 1930 census of Harlem churches done by the Greater New York Federation of Churches.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s appearance at Billy Graham’s 1957 evangelistic crusade in NYC infuriated segregationists.
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.
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.