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New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization$
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Beverly C. Tomek and Matthew J. Hetrick

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813054247

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813054247.001.0001

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“Teaching Them to Observe All Things”

“Teaching Them to Observe All Things”

African American Women, the Great Commission, and Liberia in the Nineteenth Century

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(p.90) 4 “Teaching Them to Observe All Things”
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New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization
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Debra Newman Ham

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813054247.003.0005

This chapter examines the role of African American women in the African recolonization movement. Newman-Ham points out that more women than men sought passage to Liberia and that, once they arrived in the colony, they contributed immensely to the growth and development of Liberia, especially in matters of education and religion. She maintains that these women, from divergent cultures and backgrounds, interacted with and supported each other, becoming distinctly Liberian women.

Keywords:   Women, Education, Liberia

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