In 1816 Richard Allen (14th February, 1760 - 26th March, 1831) founded the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Allen sought to escape the discriminatory behavior of the white Methodist churches, and was elected the church's first bishop.
Richard Allen forms the African Methodist Episcopal Church (36 words)
Historical Context Note
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