American Colonization Society
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The American Colonization Society (in full, The Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color of America), founded in 1816, was the primary vehicle to support the return of free African Americans to what was considered greater freedom in Africa. It helped to found the colony of Liberia in 1821–22 as a place for freedmen. Among its founders were Charles Fenton Mercer, Henry Clay, John Randolph, and Richard Bland Lee.
- Related: Atlantic slave trade, Colonization Societies, History of Liberia, Lott Carey, Loring D. Dewey, Slavery in the United States, Samuel Wilkeson
U.S. Library of Congress exhibition, based on materials deposited by the ACS.
www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/afam002.html - Web
A View of Liberian History and Government
www.africawithin.com/tour/liberia/hist_gov1.htm - Web
www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part3/3p1521.html - Web
Article at Slavery in the North
www.slavenorth.com/colonize.htm - Web
The American Colonization Society
personal.denison.edu/~waite/liberia/history/acs.htm - Web
Records of the American Colonization Society from the U.S. Library of Congress
www.footnote.com/.../ - Web
The Liberator Files
www.theliberatorfiles.com/.../ - Web