Old And New Stamps Of Liberia A Former American Colony ( Africa )
Liberia was established by citizens of the US as a colony for former African American Slaves and their free black descendents. It is one of the two sovereign states in the world that were started by slaves in America. Sierra Leones for example was begun as a colony for settlement of Black Loyalists and poor blacks from England for the same purpose. Liberia achieved independence from the American Colonization Society on 26 July 1847.