A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration - Study Guide Part 3, Chapter 7 The Education of Henry Adams Summary & Analysis

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One form of political activity that is often overlooked is the emigrations sentiment that developed widely by the 1870s. Emigration movements had begun in the late eighteenth century and they won support from educated, urban free men of color in the North during antebellum. While interest waxed and waned, the foundations of the project developed. Leaders sought a site in Africa, Latin America, or the Caribbean where African Americans could enjoy freedom and a better life. The American Colonization Society, a white dominated group, settled almost eleven thousand African Americans in Liberia by the time of the Civil War.

This organization probably had the most influence on the emergence of interest in emigration again after the Civil War and freed blacks adopted the society's goals for their own purposes. Between 1865 and 1868, over two thousand blacks...

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