Black History Mouth
- Richard was born February 14 1760
- he was a slave at birth
- In 1794 he founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church
- He taught himself to read and wright
- He joined the Methodists at age 17.
- when he was a child, Richard and his family were sold to Stokeley Sturgis
- when Stokeley had financial problems he sold Richard's mother and three of his five siblings.