Virtual First Friday: “Liberty Brought Us Here” with Susan Lindsey
Between 1820 and 1913, approximately 16,000 African Americans left the United States for Liberia, in the largest out-migration in U.S. history. Join us as author Susan Lindsey shares the story of Tolbert Major, an enslaved Kentuckian, who in 1836 chose to make this journey when offered the chance for freedom. Using surviving correspondence, Lindsey will illuminate the struggles and successes of Liberian settlers as they attempted to build new lives in a foreign land, and explore the attitudes and motivations of both colonization supporters in the U.S. and those who lived in the colony. Come and join the conversation! To register for this FREE virtual event, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive instructions on how to connect.