When he was a child Allen and his family were sold to Stokeley Sturgis, who had a plantation in Delaware. Allen had an older brother and sister left with him and the three began to attend meetings of the local Methodist Societywhich was welcoming to slaves and free blacks. They were encouraged by their master Sturgis although he was unconverted. Richard taught himself to read and write.
Both families are former Allen residents, now returning home. The event was also a homecoming for three prominent Philadelphians Richard allen grew up at Allen. Bill Cosby, City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and public relations executive Bruce Crawley all turned out to celebrate the transformation of their former neighborhood.
Richard Allen is a great example of the dramatic change in the way PHA builds and operates public housing. The entire Allen development will have about one-third as many homes as the original Allen "project. Greene says, "back in the 's we determined that traditional public housing wasn't working, so we changed our approach.
Richard Allen is evidence of that change.
That will bring the total number of homes at Allen to That contrasts to the 1, homes originally on the same property. Street has been watching the transformation on his way to and from work since when demolition began on the old buildings.
This is a beautiful development," Street said. Like other PHA properties being redeveloped across the city, the new Allen homes are built with the same amenities as private housing. The homes all face streets and have off-street parking and private yards. The development is designed to blend into the neighborhood and spur private development.
The Allen complex also includes a health center, opened last September and operated by Drexel University, and a still-to-be-built large community center. Both the health center and community center are for use by the entire North-Central Philadelphia community, not just public housing residents.
Several PHA developments are contributing to that rebirth, including the new Cambridge Plaza, now under construction. That includes all new streets, installation of underground utilities, a town square and park and the new community center.
The original Richard Allen was built in As the nation's fourth largest public housing agency serving more than 75, residents, PHA is the first housing authority in the U."The plain and simple gospel suits best for any people." Richard Allen and his associate Absalom Jones were the leaders of the black Methodist community in Philadelphia in when a yellow fever.
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Richard Allen (), activist and founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in slavery in Philadelphia and sold along with his family to the Stokeleys of Delaware. Born into slavery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 14, , Richard Allen went on to become an educator, writer, minister and founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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