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Joseph Jenkins Roberts declares the creation of the independent Republic of Liberia

Joseph Jenkins Roberts, engraving, detail
07/26/1847
Joseph Jenkins Roberts, a free black from Virginia, declared the creation of the independent Republic of Liberia, which became a haven in West Africa for former American slaves. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Junius P. Rodriguez, Chronology of World Slavery (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1999), 142.
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