Episode description: A special edition of Kentucky Life, revised for classroom use, that explores the Kentucky connection to the founding and development of the nation of Liberia. The story of how and why thousands of freed African-American slaves undertook the hazardous journey across the Atlantic to build a new country in Africa is told partly in the words of such notable figures as Abraham Lincoln; Henry Clay; and Alfred Russell, a Kentuckian who became president of Liberia. A visit to an area still known as "Kentucky in Africa" explores the continuing legacy of these 19th-century pioneers.
No Upcoming Airdates.
- KETKY: Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm EST
- KETKY: Monday, May 28, 2012 at 4:30 am EDT
- KETKY: Friday, April 13, 2012 at 6:07 am EDT
- KETKY: Friday, April 13, 2012 at 6:06 am EDT
- KETKY: Monday, April 9, 2012 at 11:27 am EDT
First aired: Monday, August 15, 2005 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)
Price available upon request.
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