From Slave to Bishop

Who was Richard Allen?  He was America’s first black bishop.  He was born to parents who were slaves. Soon after the family was sold to a Delaware farmer.  Richard faced racism, cruelty and inequality.  He wasn’t educated and anything he wanted to undertake he needed his master’s permission.  His master, in order to pay his …

An Unlikely Preacher

I was a highly intelligent child at 3 and at 9, I joined the Congregational Church.  Soon after, I started preaching on Sundays. I’m not sure why folks were so surprised and objected when in 1850, I completed a theological course or why the same professors who allowed me to preach, refused to license me …

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