Back-to-Africa movement

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The Back-to-Africa movement, in the nineteenth century called the colonization movement, encouraged Americans of African ancestry to return to Africa, notably to Liberia, supported by the "American Colonization Society".

The movement was a failure; very few wanted to move to Africa, and those that did found harsh conditions, see the article on Liberia and the external links there.

In the twentieth century, Marcus Garvey, Rastafarians, and some others supported the concept, but few actually left the United States.

The post-colonial developments in Africa may have further reduced interest.

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