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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Central Methodist in Detroit

Central Methodist stands on the corner of Woodward and Adams downtown. Known as the "Peace and Justice" church, their members were instrumental in banning executions way back in the 1830's, as hangings took place in the commons adjacent to their place of worship. In fact, this area became the first English-speaking territory to abolish the death penalty. A leader in the civil rights movement, Dr Martin Luther King Jr had spoken many time from their pulpit. Today, the Rev Jesse Jackson is speaking, as part of their bicentennial celebration.

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