PORTLAND, ME – MARCH 16: Pam Cummings, the head of the Committee to Restore the Abyssinian, poses for a portrait in the upstairs of the meeting house, which is currently being restored. The historical place of worship built by African Americans in the 19th century fell into disarray and a committee to restore the building has been working toward the goal for 20 years. (Staff photo by Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer)

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