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Tyler Morning Telegraph 

East Texas city honors African-American doctors, ministers


February 14, 2018

TYLER, Texas (AP) — In his 74 years of attending the St. James Christian Methodist Church, James Shackelford, 85, of Tyler, has learned to view church as a place where he can find healing for what troubles him.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports it's given him, like many other African-Americans in the community, the strength to persevere when the color of his skin could determine which doctors would see him, or even where he could worship.

"(Church is) a place where you can go and feel secure...," he said. "I have often heard it's a hospital for what's ailing you. That you can go there t...

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