What Happened on February 6, 1820

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st organized emigration of blacks back to Africa (NY to Sierra Leone)
  • The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
  • US population announced at 9,638,453, African Americans 1,771,656 (18.4%)