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How Maine’s First Black Church Overcame Division and Unified Black and White Portlanders

by Andy O’Brien On Friday, Aug. 13, 1835, the new Fourth Congregational Church inPortland, known today as the Abyssinian Meeting House, officiallyorganized. On that summer day, 22 Black congregants of the predominantlywhite Second Congregational Church, who had been officially dismissedfrom… Read More »How Maine’s First Black Church Overcame Division and Unified Black and White Portlanders

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