"Young, free Richard
Allen joined St. George Methodist Episcopal Church where he preached the 5:00
am worship services. There, Blacks
and Whites worshiped in one building, however, Blacks eventually were limited
to a balcony section to pray and worship during services because of
racism. After being pulled off of
their knees for praying at the altar in a “white” section, Richard Allen,
Absalom Jones, William White, and the entire Black section got up and
nonviolently walked out of the church.
Allen left the church in 1787 with the intention of building a church
where Black people could worship freely without discrimination."
Nonviolence – The practice of refusing to react to unfair acts with violence and using peace to bring about change.