- NAME: Allen Allensworth
- OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur, Nurse, Military Leader, Minister, Journalist
- BIRTH DATE: April 07, 1842
- DEATH DATE: September 14, 1914
- Did You Know?: Allen Allensworth created the town of Allensworth, California—the first all-black Californian township, founded and financed by African Americans—in 1908.
- Did You Know?: Allen Allensworth at varying times worked as a nurse's assistant, clerk, restaurateur, chaplain, lieutenant colonel and Republican delegate, in addition to founding Allensworth, California.
- EDUCATION: Ely Normal School, Baptist Theological School (a.k.a. Roger Williams University)
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Louisville, Kentucky
- PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
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Allen Allensworth was an American military chaplain, political delegate and educational leader who, in 1908, founded a California all-black township named in his honor.
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Allen Allensworth died on September 14, 1914, after being struck by a motorcycle when getting off a streetcar in Los Angeles, on his way to a speaking engagement, with continued speculation on whether the incident was an accident or intentional.
The town of Allensworth, though it was eventually abandoned, was declared a state historic park in 1974, with much of its edifices restored and refurbished as part of the
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