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This Day in History: Freed Black Slaves Set Sail on the ‘Mayflower of Liberia’

On Feb. 6, 1820, the Mayflower of Liberia journeyed to Africa

On Feb. 6, 1820, a group of more than 85 free men and women, former…

By Cristie Leondis

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In the News: Motown Exec Esther Gordy Edwards Dies; Hurricane Irene Gains Strength and More

Headlines around the web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

By Janel Martinez

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