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Sat Aug 17, 2019, 08:13 AM

19th Century - American Free-Born black persons were deported to Liberia

Eight of the first 12 US presidents were slave owners. Proponents of slavery supported the efforts of groups like the American Colonization Society, who “sent back” tens of thousands of free black people – most of them American-born – to Liberia in the 19th century to prevent disruption caused by free descendants of slaves.


400 years since slavery: a timeline of American history
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/aug/15/400-years-since-slavery-timeline

I did not know about this and thought I would share it on DU today. The white men of America have a long history of trying to maintain their supremacy.

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melm00se Aug 17 #1

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Sat Aug 17, 2019, 08:57 AM

1. You might want to look at

the late 18th century history of Sierra Leone, the British Committee for the Relief of the Black Poor and the "Back to Africa" movement/

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