The Mayflower of Liberia – February 6, 1820

On Feb. 6, 1820, a group of 88 freed Black men and women traveled to Sierra Leone on a ship called the Mayflower of Liberia. The trip was funded by U.S. Congress and a group of American Quakers who believed that Africa was the best place for Africans and African Americans to flourish. Articles I’ve read state that the voyage marked the first organized immigration of African-Americans to Africa, but I have to research that more!

Over the next 40 years, between 15,000 and 20,000 freed Africans and African-Americans were brought to the Free Land.

We should all travel to Africa as much as we can!


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