- Meeting of the American Colonization Society
January 18, 1853 Washington City, District of Columbia African-Americans, Race-Relations
During its thirty-sixth annual meeting on January 18, 1853, the American Colonization Society delivered its annual report at the Four and a-half street (Presbyterian) church.' The gathering was opened with prayers and it was announced that, a general review of our operations the past year is calculated to produce the conviction that the Society is growing in usefulness with every passing...
- Newspapers Report that Trinidad Offers Aid to Free Black Immigrants
March 18, 1840 WAKE, North Carolina African-Americans, Race-Relations, Slavery
According to the Raleigh Star, in 1840 the colonial government of Trinidad, a possession of Great Britain, began to offer financial aid to any people of African descent who wished to move to the island. The law was passed in order to speed the economic development of the island, but it had a second effect of encouraging freed slaves in the United States to emigrate. This gave free blacks an alternative...