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Billy Graham revival

Billy Graham revival

September 1949: The Rev. Billy Graham speaks at his first crusade in Los Angeles. The young Southern Baptist preacher drew 350,000 people over eight weeks to a huge tent at Washington Boulevard and Hill Street. Graham quoted Scripture and discussed his tours of Europe after World War II.

“All across Europe, people know that time is running out,” he said. “Now that Russia has the atomic bomb, the world is in an armament race driving us to destruction.”

The event catapulted him to religious stardom.

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