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Martin Luther King, Jr. & Billy Graham. The Road to NYC, 1957

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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s appearance at Billy Graham’s 1957 evangelistic crusade in NYC infuriated segregationists.

Harlem Faith after the American Revolution

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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.

New Harlem Village & Church

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The beginnings of church life in Harlem

Peter Stuyvesant’s relentless quest for order in New Amsterdam pushes Africans out of the church

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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.

Harlem and the Dutch debate over slavery in New Amsterdam

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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.

African American faith and freedom in pre-colonial Harlem

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At the very beginning of Harlem’s life Africans were creating an African American identity rooted in faith and freedom.

The meaning of NYC’s Christmas gift of religious liberty to the nation

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Part 4 of the series “NYC’s greatest Christmas gift to the nation: religious liberty”

The best Christmas gift ever: The Flushing Remonstrance

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Part 3 of series: NYC”s greatest Christmas gift to the nation: religious liberty

NYC’s greatest Christmas gift to the nation: religious liberty. Part 2

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The State of religion in Flushing in 1656-1657

NYC’s greatest Christmas gift to the nation: religious liberty

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This Christmas story starts in 1645 and culminates during the Christmas of 1657. Part 1 of series

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