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John Hanson (d. c. 1860) was an African American associated with the American Colonization Society, which sought to relocate black Americans in Liberia. In Liberia, he served as a senator from Grand Bassa County. Senator Hanson has recently been confused with an earlier John Hanson, a white politician from Maryland who served as President of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution.

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WRITTEN BY WERNER WICKSTROM American Colonization Society, and the colony at Liberia by American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Colour of the U

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John Hanson (d. c. 1860) was an African American associated with the American Colonization Society, which sought to relocate black Americans in Liberia. In Liberia, he served as a senator from Grand Bassa County. Senator Hanson has recently been confused with an earlier John Hanson, a white politician from Maryland who served as President of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution.

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“Table of Emigrants Settled in Liberia by the American Colonization Society,” in The African Repository and Colonial Journal, vol. 43, no. 4, April 1867, p. 117 General Collections, Library of Congress (24) - Personal Stories and ACS New Directions - The African-American Mosaic Exhibition | Exhibitions (Library of Congress)

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The American Colonization Society, founded in 1816 to assist free black people in emigrating to Africa,

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Founding of American Colonization Society, the purpose of which is to return freed slaves to Africa.

John Hanson (d. c. 1860) was an African American associated with the American Colonization Society, which sought to relocate black Americans to Liberia. In Liberia, he served as a senator from Grand Bassa County. Senator Hanson has been confused with an earlier John Hanson, a white politician from Maryland who served as President of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution.

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"An African Republic: Black and White Virginians in the Making of Liberia" a story of hope and misunderstanding, race and freedom, by Marie Tyler-McGraw. The West African nation Liberia arose from the aspirations of the American Colonization Society, which attempted to persuade free blacks to emigrate from the United States to the colony of Liberia. Ultimately, the colonization scheme failed, but Liberia endured.