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ON THIS DAY....February 6, 1820 .... Freed slaves leave the USA for Africa (293 hits)

The first organized immigration of freed slaves to Africa from the United States

New York City to Freetown, Sierra Leone, in West Africa.

The immigration was largely the work of the American Colonization Society,

founded in 1816 by Robert Finley to return freed American slaves to Africa.

However, the expedition was also partially funded by the U.S. Congress, which in 1819

appropriated $100,000 to be used in returning displaced Africans.
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The program was modeled after British’s efforts to resettle freed slaves ......In 1787, the British government

settled 300 former slaves and 70 white prostitutes on the Sierra Leone peninsula in West Africa.

Within two years, most members of this settlement had died from disease.

Most Americans of African descent did not want to abandon their homes in the United States;

for the West African coast.

The American Colonization Society also came under attack from Americans who charged that the removal

of freed slaves from the United States strengthened the institution of slavery.


Saturday, February 10th 2018 at 8:33AM
robert powell

Why is it that EVER, 'AfricanHistoryMonth'......starts with the History,

----- or HIS COLORED 'white' Story of the African in America 1492-1864-2017?

----- or HIS COLORED 'black' Story of the African in Dancing Circles or paganPharoah times....?

I WANT TO EXPLORE the African Asian History from which the African Asian CAME 500 1491...!

Why is n
Saturday, February 10th 2018 at 8:37AM
robert powell
Who are the authors one would start with to explore that history?
Saturday, February 10th 2018 at 9:04AM
Steve Williams

ALL Europeans thought that Africa's history was not important.

They argued that African Asians were inferior to Europeans and they used this to help justify

slavery, armed conflict and colonization.

A study of African history shows that Africa was by no means inferior to Europe, but Superior.

The people who suffered the most from the Transatlantic Slave Trade were civilized, organised

and technologically advanced peoples, long before the arrival of European slavers.

--I will ATTEMPT to explore Great World History of Africa Asia with the help of these and other authors.

Ali Mazrui

Cheikh Anta Diop

Sylviane Anna Diouf

Saturday, February 10th 2018 at 9:59AM
robert powell
Aww and when the freed African people returned to Sierra Leone they found themselves in the middle of the war, some returned back to the US. I found that interesting.
Sunday, May 27th 2018 at 8:32AM
Cynthia Merrill Artis

Colonizing, COLORED European Christians were/ARE in War in Africa Asia til NOW...……..

Sunday, May 27th 2018 at 8:40AM
robert powell
I know, I have a friend from South Africa who hasn't been home in over five years because of the unrestover there and he said because of Trump and his immigration reform his family travels to France to see each other.. I'm a little bit taken, he's white, but he says because he's African American it's just as difficult for him.
Sunday, May 27th 2018 at 8:58AM
Cynthia Merrill Artis
I think that African American are too far removed from the African culture. That's the biggest problem for them.. it's like although we had the skin color but lacked the history and culture.
Sunday, May 27th 2018 at 9:04AM
Cynthia Merrill Artis
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