Black History Month

Black History Month

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  • Richard Allen
  • I am happy to say that I am helping others.
  • Accomplishments
  • This church was made to help others.... ...It shore has helped me.
  • Importance
  • "The Lord was pleased to strengthen us, and remove all fear from us, and disposed our hearts to be as useful as possible."
  • This African American was born a slave on a farm in Philadelphia PA on February 14, 1760. He later was sold to a farmer in Dover, Delaware in which he would later became a free citizen and become a Methodist preacher against racial discrimination. He would be later still be a preacher, and also be an educator for African American kids before he died on March 26, 1831.
  • In the year 1782, with the help from his owner Mr. Allen got his license to preach in order to later become a fighter of racial discrimination and also become the first African American bishop in the U.S at the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In the year, 1786 he bought his own freedom for not only himself, but also his entire family. He even opened a school for African American kids.
  • Richard Allen used his church and his own home to help slaves escape during the underground railroad. He also fought against the American Colonization Society, which wanted to send back African Americans to Africa. To sum things up, he did everything he could to help African Americans to make their lives better.
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