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Remembering the historic journey of 86 freed slaves from New York to Liberia in 1820

t has been described as the first organized Black emigration back to Africa.This began on February 6, 1820, when 86 freed black slaves left New York Harbour aboard the ship called the Mayflower of Liberia (formerly Elizabeth).

They were bound for the British colony of Sierra Leone, which welcomed freed Blacks from America, as well as, fugitive slaves.

Britain had, in 1787, already started to resettle the Black Poor of London in the colony of Freetown in modern-day Sierra Leone.

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Posted By: Dea. Ron Gray Sr.
Tuesday, February 6th 2024 at 10:09AM
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After founding the Friendly Society of Sierra Leone, on December 10, 1815, Cuffee, together with about 38 African Americans, sailed to Sierra Leone on his ship to join the already small community that was there.

Tuesday, February 6th 2024 at 10:10AM
Dea. Ron Gray Sr.

And they readied euroColonial COLORED'whiteSupremacy' for the rest of Africa/Asia...


Wednesday, February 14th 2024 at 8:54AM
robert powell
No, this was the real truth and we can’t go back to that time again .

Saturday, February 17th 2024 at 8:23PM
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