Complicating Colonization: A History of African American Removal from the US
The Sallie Ellis Davis House is exhibiting a series from 2020-2022, currently on display: Complicating Colonization: A History of African American Removal from the US.
This exhibit explores the removal of African Americans from the United States throughout the 19th-century, known as the colonization period. Colonization was both a tool for abolition and a way for slave owners to preserve control over free African Americans in the states. The exhibit uses the creation of the colony (later country of Libera) on Africa's west coast as a case study and examines the governmental and presidential support the process of colonization had, particularly during the Civil War.