Once again I bring to the community of Liberia scholars the sad news of the passing of a renowned scholar of the Liberian experience. Professor Svend E. Holsoe, an expert on the Vai people and an avid and unrelenting collector of things Liberian passed away at a Philadelphia hospital on the morning of May 4, 2017 after a protracted illness at age 78.
Our ranks have been thinned by the passing on April 25, 2017 in Maryland, U.S.A. of Dr. Alpha Bah, one of the very few Liberians trained as a professional historian.
As this week began with International Workers’ Day on May 1, it is only fitting that this edition of Beyond the Lens focuses on the laborers of Liberia. In the featured photo is a nurse at a clinic in Paynesville.
This photography editorial captures vibrant images seen along the Robertsfield Highway, some of the first sights that travelers arriving at the Roberts International Airport in Unification City, Margibi will see.
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When Liberian President William Tolbert was slaughtered on the top floor of his executive mansion on the early hours of Aril 12th, he knew that his presidency was under threat from several corners.
In July 1979, President William R. Tolbert Jr. of Liberia basked in glory in a purpose-built conference hall on the banks of the St. Paul River, which for over a century had served as an important conduit for the country’s Americo-Liberian settlers to penetrate the interior of a land which had attracted black American settlers since 1822.
Cecil Dennis had made waves a few years earlier during July 4th celebrations at the U.S. Embassy when, as his brother notes, “he made very sharp remarks” criticizing the U.S.’ lack of support for Liberian development, comparing it unfavorably to the efforts of the British and French to support their West African colonies.