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Re: Kru & Kpelle of Liberia!
In Response To: Kru & Kpelle of Liberia! ()

There is an interesting point to your findings that you may or may not know. Liberia was not a country before about 1820. It was in 1817 when White Americans founded the American Colonization Society. The society was formed to send Free Black Americans back to Africa. Liberia was formed for this propose and the United States purchased the land that is current known as Liberia. The possibility exist that your family members may have been in America and returned to Liberia as a part of this movement; but they may not have been originally from Liberia.

Joe Williams


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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