Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Postcard from Liberia

Liberia is located on the west coast of Africa. Liberia means "land of the free" and refers to the nation's origin as a colony of free blacks repatriated to Africa from the United States in the early nineteenth century.

Thousands of freed American slaves arrived during this period. Leading to the declaration of independence of the Republic of Liberia in 1847. 

Samuel Kanyon Doe (1951–1990) was the 21st President of Liberia. A civil war began in December 1989. Doe's forces were defeated, and in September 1990 he was captured and executed.


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