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St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Washington, District of Columbia
County of District of Columbia.
5th and Church Streets, NW
National Register Number: 76002131
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Church.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 11, 1976):
On Thanksgiving Day, 1879, the first services were held in this church, founded and led by the Reverend Dr. Alexander Crummell (1819-1898), founder of the American Negro Academy and one of the most talent and articulate Black scholars of the 19th century. This edifice was a physical creation and embodiment of Crummell's belief in the role the church has played, historically, in the lives of African Americans as an advocate for social change, education, and self help.


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