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February 10, 2012 02:29:53 AM
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Elizabeth S. Titus

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upper West Side/CPW

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Red doors and red banner from Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem

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The church goes back to 1808 and is known for its activism, especially in the area of civil rights.

In 1908, Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. became pastor of the church. By the time his son Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. took over in 1937, the church was the largest Protestant congregation in the country.

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