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    • The Cast of ‘Amazing Grace’ Grapples With Slavery - The New York Times
      At junctures in the writing process, consultants and critics had pressed the show to go deeper in exploring the brutality of slavery; as they did so, the cast and crew had to pause during rehearsals to share their feelings about what exactly they were doing onstage.
    • Biracial church planter hailed 200 years later
      In the same year the Southern Baptist Convention has elected its first African American president, historians are hailing the work of a former slave who established the first Baptist church west of the Mississippi River. (BP)

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