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Relevant Passage from Constitution
Sec. 13th. The great object of forming these Colonies, being to provide a home for the dispersed and oppressed children of Africa , and to regenerate and enlighten this benighted continent, none but Negroes or persons of Negro descent, shall be eligible to citizenship in this Republic.
Relevant Passage from Statute
AN ACT AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA
An Act proposing Sundry Amendments to the Constitution of Liberia.
It is enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Liberia in Legislature assembled:–
Section 1. That the following Amendments shall become part of the National Constitution and be submitted to the people at the ensuing biennial election to be held on the first Tuesday in May, A. D. 1907, throughout the several counties of the Republic for their consideration and approval, or non-approval, and the ballot shall be written “adoption, or no adoption.”
Section 6. That Article 5th, Section 13th be made to read “None but Negroes or persons of Negro descent, shall be eligible to citizenship in this Republic.”
- Amendment of language in Republic of Liberia Constitution of 1847/Article V Sec. 13th, which had previously referred to “None but persons of color.”
- Suspended after the April 1980 coup d’etat; replaced by a similar provision with a revised preamble in the Republic of Liberia Draft Constitution of 1983/Chapter IV, Article 27 and the Republic of Liberia Constitution of 1984/Chapter IV, Article 27.