Monday, January 18, 2010

African American History, January 9th

Section 3 looks at the colonization movement. The American Colonization Movement was a southern-led effort to encourage African Americans to immigrate to Africa. Abolitionists initially accepted this idea and the first group of African Americans landed in Liberia in 1821. The idea did not take off as expected and there was only a small percentage of African American population who left. Those who left met obstacles, in language, culture, and the native population.

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