I recently wrote an article for The Reformed African-American Network on Richard Allen, Absalom Jones and the Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia in 1793. Here's an excerpt. Click the picture to be directed to the entire article.
Richard Allen and Absalom Jones serve as examples not just of great African-American progress in their authorship, but as servant-leaders who alleviated suffering, while fighting against racial injustice. Rather than retaliate or retreat from the cries of those who perceived them to be inferior, they engaged the afflicted in kindness and compassion. Rather than succumb to the stigmatization put forth by the narrative of their enemies, these men changed the narrative, standing for truth and racial equality.