Richard Allen (bishop) Quote
Much depends upon us for the help of our color—more than many are aware. If we are lazy and idle, the enemies of freedom plead it as a cause why we ought not to be free, and say we are better in a state of servitude, and that giving us our liberty would be an injury to us, and by such conduct we strengthen the bands of oppression and keep many in bondage who are more worthy than ourselves.
The Life, Experience and Gospel Labors of the Rt. Rev. Richard Allen. To the People of Colour