African American Officers in Liberia

African American Officers in Liberia 2019-08-27T15:27:23-04:00

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Join author and historian Brian Shellum, on September 21, from 11am to 12pm, as he discusses his latest book, African American Officers in Liberia, which tells the story of 17 African American officers who trained, reorganized, and commanded the Liberian Frontier Force from 1910-1942.

In this West African country founded by freed black American slaves, African American officers performed their duties as instruments of imperialism for a country that was, at best, ambivalent about having them serve under armies at home and abroad.

For more information please call the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitors Center at (410) 221-2290

4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek 21622


4068 Golden Hill Rd, Church Creek, MD 21622