Race seems to be such popular subject on the board these days, that I thought I should point out a couple of race-related historic events of July 26th... In 1822, the American Colonization Society established Liberia as a place to send black people who were formerly enslaved. The history of Liberia is unique among African nations because of its relationship with the United States. Other African Americans, who were never enslaved, chose to emigrate to Liberia as well. African-Americans gradually migrated to the colony and became known as Americo-Liberians, from where many present day Liberians trace their ancestry. On July 26, 1847, the Americo-Liberian settlers declared the independence of the Republic of Liberia. Today, Liberia is recovering from the lingering effects of the civil war and related economic dislocation. Statistics indicate that about 85% of the population live on less than $1.25 a day.Liberia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia What is the capital of Liberia? While the separation of African Americans from the general population was becoming legalized and formalized in the Progressive Era (1890s1920s), and although Washington, DC and federal offices had been integrated since after the Civil War, President Woodrow Wilson introduced segregation in Federal offices. On July 26th, 1948 Executive Order # 9981, President Harry S. Truman, another Democrat from the South, ends segregation in US Armed Forces.