Emigrants to Liberia

Roll of Emigrants that have been sent to the colony of Liberia, Western Africa, by the American Colonization Society and its auxiliaries, to September, 1843, &c.

Transcribed from “Information relative to the operations of the United States squadron on the west coast of Africa, the condition of the American colonies there, and the commerce of the United States therewith,” 28th Congress, 2d. Session, S. Doc. 150, serial 458.

4 Letters from Liberia to Kentucky

2 women and 4 children, former slaves of M.O.T.R. Wickliffe, are sent in 1833 from Lexington KY to Africa

The Liberian Letters

The Electronic Text Center’s Liberian Letters consists of two collections of letters written by former slaves from Virginia who settled in Liberia: Samson Ceasar’s letters to David S. Haselden and Henry F. Westfall, 1834-1835 and Letters from the former slaves of Terrell, 1857-1866. These former slaves travelled to Liberia with the assistance of the American Colonization Society, an organization formed in 1817 to help free blacks and emancipated slaves establish a new life in the recently-founded Liberia.

Liberia: African-American Mosaic Exhibition (Library of Congress)

Joseph Jenkins Roberts – Founder of Liberia

Back to Africa? The Colonization Movement in Early America

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild