Wednesday, February 06, 2008

On this date in Black History - 2/6

In 1820 - The first organized emigration back to Africa begins when 86 free African Americans leave New York Harbor aboard the Mayflower of Liberia. They are bound for the British colony of Sierra Leone, which welcomes free African Americans as well as fugitive slaves.


All Black Facts are from Black Facts Online, so if you find an error, take it up with them. :-)

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