Before the U.S. Civil War brutally settled the issue of slavery, more than 1,500 freed and free-born black Americans created a settlement in West Africa, where they had liberty.

They called it Liberia, and even adapted the U.S. flag to represent it. Today, Liberia has just come through a catastrophe.

The Ebola virus ravaged families and left a broken economy of survivors. CTV's Kayla Hounsell travelled to Liberia, a country which now stands as an example to the world of what's possible, when politics is swept aside and people unite to help.

Watch the episode in our player above, after 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.