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The Black Churches of Brooklyn

By Clarence Taylor

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About the Author

Clarence Taylor is professor of history and black and Hispanic studies at Baruch College and professor of history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has written or edited several books, including The Black Churches of Brooklyn and Knocking at Our Own Door: Milton A. Galamison and the Struggle to Integrate New York City Schools.


"This detailed history surveys a vital force within the Bedford-Stuyvesant community, showing how 19th-century black churches emulated the white mainstream. Pentecostalism became a major force in the early 20th century, and civil rights issues came to the fore." -- Library Journal