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This historic church was constructed in 1900 for a congregation that dates back to 1890, and the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 owing to its connection to Duluth's African American community and national leaders such as W.E.B. DuBois, who spoke here in 1921. DuBois's visit to Duluth came in the wake of racial violence as a white mob lynched three African Americans the year prior. Under the leadership of pastor Reverand William M. Majors, the congregation organized in support of a national anti-lynching law.

St. Mark's African Methodist Episcopal Church was the first Black congregation in Duluth. The congregation has a long history of supporting civil rights and the needs of the community.

History, St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church. Accessed February 7th 2022.