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Its soul has moved to Mount Healthy, but this church’s ghost remains in the West End

'You can't stay in the past and expect to move forward in the future'

Posted at 4:42 PM, Apr 16, 2021

and last updated 2021-04-16 16:45:16-04

"You can't stay in the past and expect to move forward in the future.”

That’s how a lifelong member of Revelation Missionary Baptist Church described the church’s decision to use gentrification to fuel a move from the West End to Mouth Healthy. WCPO gentrification reporter Monique John joins the Hear Cincinnati podcast to tell the full story.

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Courtesy of Revelation Missionary Baptist Church

Revelation Church was seen as a safe haven for African Americans in Cincinnati and beyond.

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