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March 25, 2011 Allen University will hold its Sixth Annual Richard Allen Awards Gala on Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center located at 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, South Carolina.? The annual event will begin with a silent auction and reception at 6:00 pm to be followed by dinner and awards presentations [...]
Allen University will commemorate the 141st Anniversary of its founding through a weeklong celebration. Founded in 1870, Allen University is named after Richard Allen, the remarkable founder of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Allen University, recognized as the first university in South Carolina founded by African Americans for the education of African Americans, is also the first university named after an African American and created out of the AME Church?s desire to educate newly freed slaves to ensure a well-trained clergy.