St. John AME Church Celebrates Black History Month

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)__ A Topeka church with roots dating back to the late 1800's took time to celebrate Black History Month.

St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church on Topeka boulevard used scripture, song and dance to rejoice in the rich history of African Americans throughout the centuries.

Guest speaker Dr. Robert McNichols Jr. felt honored to share his thoughts with the congregation.

"I'm very excited about the opportunity to come. I've never had the chance to perform here in Topeka at all. I'm meeting lots of really fantastic people and hopefully make some great connections and be able to come back and share again in the future." shared Dr. McNichols

St. John AME has been named a city, state, and national historic site for it's longevity of service to the community.