Richard Allen

Richard Allen
Short Name: Richard Allen
Full Name: Allen, Richard, 1760-1831
Birth Year: 1760
Death Year: 1831


Wikipedia Biography

Richard Allen (February 14, 1760 – March 26, 1831) was a minister, educator, writer, and one of America's most active and influential black leaders. In 1794 he founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), the first independent black denomination in the United States. He opened his first AME church in 1794 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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