Building the Black Zion: The Role of Black Churches in Creating Philadelphia's Free Black Community, 1787-1820*

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Brian J. Terpak



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Brian J. Terpak

Brian J. Terpak is a graduate student in the History program. Prior to his enrollment at Villanova, he worked at Halifax County High School in South Boston, Virginia for three years teaching United States History and Government.  Brian’s primary academic interest is the relations between whites and African-Americans in Colonial America and the Early American Republic. Beyond Villanova, Brian hopes to return to the teaching profession. When not engaging historical issues, he enjoys running and traveling. Though a resident of Philadelphia, Brian hails from Riverview, Michigan, a southern suburb of Detroit.