Dr. Robert Finley, Founder of the American Colonization Society

Rev. Robert Finley, founder of the American Colonization Society supported the creation of Liberia in Africa to colonize with freed American blacks in the early 1800s.

Post Views: 1,044 Dr. Robert Finley’s Work To Help Blacks, Defeat Slavery and Colonize Liberia Many remember that Dr. and Reverend Robert Finley was a pastor for 20 years at a Presbyterian church in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Finley and also taught school at a boys’ academy known locally as the Brick Academy. Dr. Robert Finley was born in Princeton,New Jersey on February 13, 1772 to his parents James and Ann Finley. He attended the College of New Jersey and graduated at the age of only 15! Robert later married…

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