Humane Order of African Redemption
|Humane Order of African Redemption|
Ribbon and stars of the Humane Order of African Redemption
|Awarded for||Humanitarian work in Liberia|
|Established||January 13, 1879|
|Next (lower)||Order of the Pioneers of Liberia|
Ribbon of the order
The Humane Order of African Redemption, an order presented by the government of Liberia, was founded on January 13, 1879 during the presidency of Anthony W. Gardiner. It is awarded for humanitarian work in Liberia, for acts supporting and assisting the Liberian nation and to individuals who have played a prominent role in the emancipation of African Americans and the pursuit of equal rights.
The Order replaced the older Liberian "Lone Star Medal".
The three grades of the Order are:
* Grand Cross: The Grand Cross recipient wears a sash on the right shoulder to the left hip and the star of the Order on the left breast.
* Grand Officer: The Grand Officer, wears a necklet (bow form for ladies not in uniform) and a smaller but otherwise identical star.
* Officer: The Officer wears a narrow medal with rosette on the left chest
The Regalia of the Order
The medallion is a white enamel five pointed star with five gold balls on the points and golden rays between the arms. On the front of the star is the Coat of Arms of Liberia. On the reverse, the image of black people praying with broken chains under a cross with the motto "The love of freedom brought us here". The ribbon is red with one blue and three white stripes.
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