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Richard Allen

Religion, Activist (14-Feb-1760 — 26-Mar-1831)


Richard Allen. The Life, Experience and Gospel Labors of the Rt. Rev. Richard Allen, Written by Himself. 1793. Reprinted by Abingdon in 1960

Carol V. R. George. Richard Allen and the Emergence of Independent Black Churches. Oxford University Press. 1973.

Richard S. Newman.. Freedom's Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers. New York University Press. 2008. 359pp.

Charles H. Wesley. Richard Allen, Apostle of Freedom. Washington, DC: The Associated Publishers. 1935. 300pp.


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  4. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.30)

  5. Webster's American Biographies (p.24)

  6. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.12)

  7. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.31-33)

  8. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.17)

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