Detailed information on 15,000+ African-American emigrants to Liberia can be found at the recently launched website:
While access to the site is free of charge, news users are required to register. The database includes information on birth year (where available), town/country of origin, state of origin (including “Indian Territories”), denominational affiliation, family relations among emigrants, destination in Liberia, ships on which they travelled, and year of emigration. The many features of the site can be best experienced by searching for “Hilary Teage” or “John Brown Russwurm,” for example. Their pages include genealogical links and maps showing locations where they lived, as well as other information and images. Over time, similarly detailed information will be added for as many persons in the database as possible.
Given its interactive features, www.liberianrepatriates.com offers intriguing possibilities as a teaching tool. If incorporated into historical methods seminars or state history courses, it would enable students to examine national (and even global) trends at a local level. In so doing, it would help help them concretize the life choices faced by historical actors within the constrains of their place and time. History faculty interested in incorporating the site into courses should address inquiries to .New Website and Database on African-American emigrants to Liberia, 1820-1904 Africa Free Resource : Liberia Digital Archives Human-powered railway in Liberia How Liberia plans to halve the cost of electricity Liberia : New Literacy Initiative in Partnership with US Organisation