American Colonization Society membership certificate


National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA, United States

This document certified James Madison's life membership in the American Colonization Society, which supported the settlement of freed black slaves in the colony of Liberia. Madison served as president of the society from 1833 to 1836.


  • Title: American Colonization Society membership certificate
  • Date Created: 1816
  • Subject Keywords: Anti-slavery, Civil War, Liberia, colonization
  • Original Source: Library of Congress
  • Rights: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, James Madison Papers

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