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More Than 1500 People Expected In Philadelphia For Bishop Richard Allen Stamp Unveiling
Vernon Jordan, Henry "Skip" Louis Gates, and rising opera star J'Nai Bridges are expected this Tuesday February 2nd at Noon at Mother Bethel AME Church, the congregation and denomination Allen started more than 200 years ago.
Born a slave on Feb. 14, 1760, Richard Allen lamented the bitterness of slavery. He purchased his own freedom in his twenties and became one of the most important African American leaders of his era. His life — a legacy of determination, uplift, charity and faith — remains an inspiration to all Americans.
The Richard Allen Forever Stamp is a portrait of Allen, a detail from an 1876 print titled, “Bishops of the A.M.E. Church.” Featuring Allen in the center surrounded by 10 other bishops and six historical vignettes, the print is from the collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia. This is the 39th stamp in the Black Heritage series.
Here is a list of program participants:
For more information about Bishop Richard Allen or the stamp unveiling on Tuesday February 2nd at Noon at Mother Bethel AME Church, go to www.motherbethel.org or call (215) 925-0616. All media inquiries should be directed to TylerMadePR via email at TylerMadePR@
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