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Long Island notable religious moments across the centuries

Billy Graham's five-day crusade at Nassau Coliseum in

Billy Graham's five-day crusade at Nassau Coliseum in 1990 drew the most people of any event in its history. Here he delivers his message to the crowd on the event's first night, Sept. 19, 1990. Photo Credit: Newsday / Stan Honda

In 1815, freed black slaves and American Indians founded the church that was the first predominantly African-American congregation on Long Island, in North Amityville -- one that continues to thrive 200 years later in Copiague.

In 1990, the Rev. Billy Graham made a record-breaking appearance in a crusade at Nassau Coliseum.

And in 2015, Isma Chaudhry became the first woman president of a Long Island mosque.

Long Island has had its share of notable religious moments over the centuries -- 10 of which we’ve collected in a photo list.

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