(Encyclopedia) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist denomination (see Methodism). It was established in 1816 in Philadelphia with Richard Allen as its first bishop. In 1991 there were about? (Encyclopedia) Allen, Richard, 1760?1831, American clergyman, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He was born a slave in Philadelphia and purchased his freedom. He became pastor of a? (Encyclopedia) Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859?1937, American painter, b. Pittsburgh; son of a bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He studied with Eakins in Philadelphia and in Paris. Tanner? preacher, in July was elected the first woman bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She said, ?The stained-glass ceiling has been pierced.? (Encyclopedia) Methodism, the doctrines, polity, and worship of those Protestant Christian denominations that have developed from the movement started in England by the teaching of John Wesley.? Prince Hall clergyman, abolitionistBorn: 1735Birthplace: Barbados Hall established the African Lodge of the Honorable Society of Free and Accepted Masons of? Hiram Revels Senator from Mississippi; first African American senator Born: September 27, 1827 Birthplace? CAIN Richard Harvey , a Representative from South Carolina; born in Greenbrier County,
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