Humane Order of African Redemption

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Humane Order of African Redemption
Order of the African Liberation Liberia.jpg
Ribbon and stars of the Humane Order of African Redemption
Country  Liberia
Awarded for Humanitarian work in Liberia
Established January 13, 1879
Next (lower) Order of the Pioneers of Liberia
Humane Order of African Redemption (Liberia) - ribbon bar.gif
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 Commander: The Grand Commander wears a wide ribbon on the right shoulder and the star of the Order on the left.

* Knight Commander: The Knight Commander, wears a ribbon around the neck and a smaller but otherwise identical star. George Thomas Reffell was Knight Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption (Liberia). Born 3 June 1864. Died 28 Sept 1934.

* Officer: The Officer wears a narrow ribbon with rosette on the left.

The Regalia of the Order[edit]

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.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Jennings, Andrew (2007). Foul! The Secret World of FIFA: Bribes, Vote Rigging and Ticket Scandals. HarperSport. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-00-720869-2. 
  2. ^ "Departing UN Envoy Ellen Margrethe Løj admitted into the Humane Order of African Redemption". United Nations Mission in Liberia. United Nations. Retrieved 19 November 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ Biography on
  4. ^ a b "Liberia's President Confers Distinction on Several Citizens and Distinguished Personalities". Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Government of the Republic of Liberia. Retrieved 19 November 2012.  External link in |work= (help)