A woman and child walk past Laurae Caruth, right, volunteer with Christian Cultural Center Social Justice Initiative

Oct. 12, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the Rev. Jimmy Gates Sr., the 2008 presidential election year was one to remember — and not just because it yielded a historic result as the nation elected its first Black president.

The pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cleveland recalls how, on the last Sunday of early voting before the general election, he and his congregation traveled in a caravan of packed buses, vans and cars to the city’s Board of Elections office and joined a…

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