Richard Allen

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.