Religion: In Throop Street

Throop Street, a Polish-Italian section of Chicago, did not take to Mr. & Mrs. John Henry Strong, their son and a niece. Scarcely had the Negro family settled in the second-floor apartment of an old, unpainted house when things began to happen to them. Rocks shattered five of their windows; the neighborhood buzzed with threats that the house would be burned down.

Last week the Rev. Douglas Cedarleaf, 31, decided to take a hand. First, he preached a sermon, "Vandalism in Throop Street," to his Erie Chapel Presbyterian Church (white) congregation (which included the...

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