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Ayiti - History - Reunification
... to halt the downward trend of the economy—which had begun with the successful revolt of black slaves against their French masters in the 1790s—by passing the Code Rural ... Colonization Society (ACS), to encourage free blacks from the United States to emigrate to Haiti ... – proposed resettlement of American free blacks to other countries, primarily to a colony in Liberia, as a solution to problems of racism in the US ...
Loring D. Dewey
... of national leaders, both from the North and South, to relocated free blacks from the United States to other countries, preferably Africa ... the foulest stain upon our nation’s honor", referring to the presence of free blacks, reminders of the flourishing institution of slavery ... Dewey believed that free blacks were a threat to the security and well-being of the United States, as he thought they could not be assimilated in the larger society ...
Back-to-Africa Movement - Liberia
... but began in 1821 when private societies began founding colonies for free blacks from the United States on the coast of West Africa ... With an elected black government and the offer of free land to African American settlers, Liberia became the most common destination of emigrating African Americans during the 19th century ... Blacks' interest in Liberia emigration emerged when the Civil War promised the end of slavery and meaningful change to the status of Black Americans ...
Crenshaw House (Gallatin County, Illinois) - Kidnapping and The Reverse Underground Railroad
... Railroad that transported escaped slaves and kidnapped free blacks back to servitude in slave states ... to be where Crenshaw operated a secret slave jail for kidnapped free black and captured runaway slaves ... railroad and the role John Crenshaw played in condemning free blacks to slavery ...
Haitian Emigration
... Haitian Emigration refers to the emigration of free blacks from the United States to Haiti in the early 19th century ... In an attempt to break out from the United States’ racist filled society, antebellum free Blacks emigrated to Haiti ... Colonization Society, which attempted to remove free Blacks as far as Africa and dreaded the idea of strengthening the Black state of Haiti ...

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