Virginia Colonization Society
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Charity Helped Fund Liberian Settlement

The Religious Herald

Richmond, Virginia

February 22, 1839

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NOTE: More about the Virginia Colonization Society and its part in the settlement of Liberia.

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NOTE: More about the Virginia Colonization Society

According to History Of Liberia: A Time Line (from the Library of Congress), the Virginia Colonization Society, along with other groups with whom it had merged, controlled all settlements between Cestos River and Cape Mount in Liberia. Former Virginian Joseph Jenkins ROBERTS (America's First Look into the Camera), a trader and successful military commander, was named the first lieutenant governor and became the first African-American governor of the colony after the appointed governor died in office (1841).

An Act for the Transportation of Free Persons of Color To Liberia, 1850


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