The Rev. James Speed of Allen Temple AME Church describes the church as a catalyst for change in the community. “[Church] has been the nuclear point where black folk could gather and come together,” he says. “It was a place where we had corporate ownership.”
The annual Festival of Life consists of various groups within the community donating their services and resources. They also provide health care information, housing initiatives, blood pressure checks, a free haircut and a hot meal.
Posted by Fox Carolina News on Saturday, January 26, 2019
The Postal Service Celebrates Black History Month Issuing a Forever Stamp Honoring Richard Allen,
Founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
Marks the 39th Stamp in the Black Heritage Series
Black Heritage: Richard Allen
Preacher, activist, and civic leader Richard Allen (1760–1831) was an inspiring figure whose life and work resonate profoundly in American history. This stamp coincides with the 200th anniversary of Allen’s founding of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, one of the most important institutions in African-American life, as well as his election as its first bishop.
The stamp art 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 ten other bishops and six historical vignettes, the print is from the collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia. The noon ET Feb. 2 First-Day-of-Issue ceremony will take place at the Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church in Philadelphia.
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- GREENVILLE JOURNAL Rev James Speed Leads Allen Temple in Positively Impacting the CommunityFebruary 27, 2019 - 4:14 pm
- Allen Temple’s Festival of Life Live Coverage by Fox Carolina NewsJanuary 29, 2019 - 8:59 pm
- Allen Temple Festival of Life Community Service Event RecognitionJanuary 29, 2019 - 8:38 pm