Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial

A nonprofit organization

Fostering racial justice in our community through education, reconciliation, and healing.

On October 10, 2003, the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial was dedicated to the memory of three young African American men whose lives were taken by a massive lynch mob in Duluth, Minnesota on June 15, 1920. The Memorial testifies to the public's commitment to acknowledge its painful history in order to build a more just, inclusive community. It is the only U.S. monument of its scale recognizing victims of lynching.

Realizing its work must continue, the Memorial building committee formed a nonprofit in 2004. Today CJMM's programs include annual college scholarships awarded to students committed to CJMM's ideals, driver education grants for young people, speakers bureau services, and educational resources.  

One new initiative we have implemented is our household wellness program.  It is a practical response to the hardship brought about due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   CJMM has begun the process of addressing a community request, by distributing household products, such as bathroom tissue, laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, etc. we want to ask you to support this new local initiative.  

These events and initiatives will also work to help educate and transform our community so that we can work towards healing and justice. In order to do that we need participation and buy-in from every member of our community and beyond. We want to thank you for your support!

Donate to our efforts! 

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Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial

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Education Community Memorials


222 E. Superior St. Suite 327
DULUTH, MN 55802



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