“Between the years of 1824 and 1826 approximately 6,000 free Blacks [under the direct intervention of Rev. Richard Allen and the AME] migrated to Haiti as a result of the efforts of the newly founded Societies. Unfortunately, in spite of Boyer’s careful planning, the immigrants soon left the agricultural lands they were supposed to work. A few headed back to the United States while many others moved to the cities of Cap-Haitien, Puerto Plata, and Santo Domingo. The exception was the group from the African Methodist Episcopal Church that were sent to Samaná where they thrived and succeeded in carrying out the dream that had led them to emigrate.”
Lockward, Jorge (2009).Cocolos in New York: A Preliminary Approach. Presented by J.L.in partial fulfillment of the requirements of RLSOC 772 Anthropology of Religion: Immigrants in America. Instructor: Karen McCarthy Brown. Rutgers University.