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A PANDEMIC STRIKES: Black churches go above, beyond

With patrons beset by covid, pastors urge trust in doctors, vaccines by Stephen Simpson | March 28, 2021 at 9:15 a.m.
Socially distanced congregants leave the sanctuary at Second Baptist Church in Little Rock one section at a time at the end of the service on March 21. The procedure is one of several that have been put in place since the start of the pandemic. More photos at arkansasonline.com/328church/ (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Stephen Swofford)

As the Black community suffered from the covid-19 pandemic, so too did its churches.

Over the past year, the churches have become more than places of worship -- they have educated people about the disease and how to survive it, and encouraged trust in the medical profession.

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