James Lee Dickey: An Analysis of One African-American's Leadership in Jim Crow Texas

A. M. E. Church

The African Methodist Episcopal Church was an offshoot of the Methodist Episcopal faith, formed in protest of the dehumanization of those brought to America from Africa against their will in 1816 by Reverent Paul Allen. The denomination taught that all people were God’s children. The mission of the A.M.E. church was to minister to the world by sharing Christianity in both word and action.