The Strength of The Nation

By Bai T. Moore The nation cannot rise above The pains of common masses Whose devotion and the country’s love Is rooted in the simple homes Of bamboo mats and mud Roofed with grass and raffia palm The rich black dirt entwined with streams That nourish paddy fields with crops Which offer tho what scanty … Read more…

Glory Days

By Bai T. Moore I wandered in the moonlit night to view the glory of the past The ruins of those pioneer days were silhouetted against the light where once stood mansions decked with pride now ruled by vipers and the bats are ‘nough to make one stop and sigh The broken frames can hardly … Read more…

Angie Brooks: Pioneer Liberian Woman

Angie Brooks: Pioneer Liberian Woman (Diplomat Remembered) By Dr. D. Elwood Dunn The Perspective Atlanta, Georgia Sept 25, 2007 Angie Brooks’ entry into the Liberian diplomatic service was unorthodox. It was the result of a determined, indeed courageous personal struggle to seek higher education abroad. She succeeded admirably, returning home to Liberia from the U.S. in … Read more…

Madame Suakoko

On a research trip looking at the work of Dutch amateur anthropologist and photographer Paul Julien, I [AS] stumbled upon the story of Madame (or Queen as Julien calls her) Suakoko. It meets a lot of interest with the people I am sharing Julien’s work with in Liberia. I translated the radio lecture that Julien … Read more…

Liberian Women

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Liberian Women (In Observance of International Women’s Month)

LIBERIAN WOMEN (In Observance of International Women’s Month) Women gained suffrage in 1945 under President William V. S. Tubman. Since then, they’ve played as prominent a role as men in shaping their country’s political, socioeconomic and cultural landscapes. The first women in the Legislature were. Elizabeth Collins (Bong County), Catherine Cummings (Nimba County), Malinda Jackson Parker … Read more…

Who Wants to Learn Bassa?

In the collection of the Netherlands Photo-museum, that hosts the legacy of anthropologist/photographer Paul Julien, there are two Bassa manuscripts. They were sent to him by the Catholic Mission in Monrovia in 1949. We will post some of the manuscript pages in this album. (posted by AS) 4th paragraph in this letter (dated November 29th, … Read more…

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