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Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church is often referred to as the "Mother Church of African American Methodism" and a leader in the struggle for human dignity.  This pioneering church has fought for religious, educational, humanitarian, social and political equality.

Two Methodist congregations honor the Church by taking the name Sharp Street.  Mount Winans United Methodist Church trace their roots to Sharp Street Church.  Morgan State University held their first classes for ministers in this Church in 1867.  N. M. Carroll institutional care facilities for the aged were conceived and named for a former Sharp Street Pastor.  The Community House, built in 1921, has been a site for social, recreational, and administrative activities.

An Archival Center was dedicated and opened in 1987 to showcase the history of the Church.  In addition, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, during their formative years, held their meetings at this historic church.

See our 'Church History' section for more information regarding Sharp Street's fascinating history.