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Beneath the Church: Two Responses to the Darkness

By Mitch Randall | March 21, 2019

A church basement serving as a stop for freedom on the Underground Railroad. A dungeon in Ghana where Africans were chained before enslaved far from home. Both dark places, but one offered a light of hope.

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