• Many of the white people [who] have been instruments in the hands of God for our good, even such as have held us in captivity, are now pleading our cause with earnestness and zeal.

    Richard Allen (1880). “The Life, Experience, and Gospel Labors of the Rt. Rev. Richard Allen: To which is Annexed, the Rise and Progress of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Containing a Narrative of the Yellow Fever in the Year of Our Lord 1793 : with an Address to the People of Color in the United States”