On this day, February 16, 1801, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was officially incorporated. As previously written about, the founder, Richard Allen focused on organizing a church where free African Americans could worship without racist remarks and where slaves could worship without worrying what their owners were thinking. He organized Sunday schools and taught young slaves how to read.

In the midst of the terrible treatment that our black brothers and sisters received during this time period, God raised men up like Richard Allen to lead and to preach the gospel.

Charter of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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