Past and Present of Africa's Oldest Republic





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I found your website to be very interesting and informative. gives a broadrange of information on various aspects of Liberia's history. Thanks for the good work.
Moco <>
New York, NY - Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 02:42:47 (CET)
I was a sister in-law to William R. Tolbert Jr's son and I found how our country treats people from Africa is uncalled for. My ex brother in law has two children in this country and what did our country do? They shipped him back to Africa. I found alot of information about the Tolbert family and honestly there should be more information on W.Tolbert.
Kam Maki <>
Crystal Falls, MI USA - Friday, January 28, 2005 at 18:10:23 (CET)
We enjoyed your website. It represents a lot of research and hard work. I (Tim) am currently writing a short paper on the debates that have framed the historiography of Liberia. It seems that the central historical debate is the place the original settlers will assume in history- as heroes or exploiters. Other debates rage around the causes that lead to the civil war, and the slavery issue of the 1930's. Are there other issues out there? If anyone reading this has any ideas concerning the major debates within Liberian history or in other words, between the various historians who have written on Liberian History, you can email me at keep up the great work! -T & D
Debra Doeway & Tim Nevin <>
FL USA - Monday, January 24, 2005 at 04:51:51 (CET)
I have just finished writing a book over my youth in Monrovia from 1977-1980. We left some months after the murder of president Tolbert. He was a good man. I hope one day Liberia will be happy again.
Jan de Wit
- Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 22:12:21 (CET)
Extremely informative.
chantel <>
queens, ny usa - Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 03:46:20 (CET)
Thanks for all the information on our great country. It was just all too much to digest at one shot. I am glad to know that all this valuable information was not lost and vandalized during the 1980 coup. I can attest that this was when the vast majority of Liberians lost all sense of reality, and self determination. This is the very reason why the country is now in such state of devastation. I do believe that, should they have left us alone with all the jargon of nepotisn, tribalism,so called corruption, what ever they called it to justify the coup in 1980, we have yet to recover from such demise of our culture. I did read about the part that my Great Grand father C.D.B.King held the record for the "most fraudulent election of all times" Be that as it may, fact or fiction, The country was no where near what it is now. Keep the good work up and let us strive for a new and better Liberia. And hope to elect a "Leader" instead of a President. MAY GOD SAVE LIBERIA
Adolphus Mccritty <>
Atlanta, Ga USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 04:40:55 (CET)
Was searching internet and found your great site. Congratulations!Nice Site!
German <>
CHICAGO, IL USA - Monday, December 27, 2004 at 14:18:00 (CET)
Many thanks to you. I am very happy to learn more about my country now and in the past. Many thanks to have future leaders and future Liberians access to the history of their country. I hope that one day, this web site will be access in Liberian schools, offices and homes. Many thanks. I wish you all the best.
Joseph Sumowo Roberts <>
West. St. Paul, mn USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 05:21:20 (CET)
First, I must applaud your research effort to bring the lost and important history of Liberia to life through this website. However, while I am no fan or supporter of Prince Johnson, I must defend him in some ways. His Name is Prince Yeadu Johnson and not "Yormie". John Yormie was an associate of Prince Yeadu Johnson and according to verifiable accounts, he was the one that finally killed Samuel Doe and not Prince Yeadu Johnson. John Yormie also served in the Amos Sawyer Transitional Government as Police Director of Liberia. Another thing is your reference to Prince Yeadu Johnson as "mentally defective". I want to know under what authority are you labelling him "mentally defective"? Has he been diagnosed with mental illnesses, past or present? Please email your response to me at But to defend Prince Johnson I would like to say in no way whatsover do i condone some of his killings, but he was one of the Many Warlords that protected civilians rights and property in his controlled terrority during the heat of battles aroung the capital. According to credible accounts, food in his area was available for survival unlike areas under Samuel Doe and Charles Taylor who controlled the vast of the country. Prince Johnson began to be recacitrant after i believe the Interim government try to alienate him(i stand corrected)and it was at this point he requested his nominees to the government to pull out and which many rightly refused. Its is my hope that in rewriting the history of Liberia or adding to the history of Liberia, that sound individuals like you will get the opportunity to talk to the actual players of Liberia's history over the last decade to give us the hidden insight on these people's thoughts as they carried on. You have examplified through your website that you can simplify information to the understanding and comprehension of the little man. Keep working and God bless you.
Pah K. Suku, Jr <>
Washington,DC, DC USA - Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 23:47:21 (CET)
I really like the new format of the web page. I have lost contact with a computer until recently and have just looked over the information again. I went to school with Chayee and Patrick Doe for a short while in Front Royal Va. I have seen the info about Chayee and hope that at this time Patrick and his family are safe and well. I am glad to see that others are concerned for a safe and productive Liberia
Stacie Christenberry <>
Bedfrord, In United States - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 15:46:55 (CET)
Thanks for the great work on the site. I have visited many sites on liberia , your site was very easy to navigate and read. Keep up the good work
Afana <>
Silver spring, MD U.S.A - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 01:13:45 (CEST)

I went to a military school in Virginia where I met a nephew of the late President Samuel Doe. After leaving the school I did not have any contact with him. Could you help me in tracing him? Thanks. I admire your site. Well done!>
USA, Saturday, August 14, 2004

It is very important that the history of Liberia is told from a neutral and unbiased view. You manage to do that. 
Sackor < >
USA, Monday, July 26, 2004
Wandered into this site while web surfing,and stayed. This is probably the best one on Liberia. Don't stop! Do you have anything on the Kru Coast rebellions? Could you do a piece on that? And Juah Nimley? ALL HAIL LIBERIA!!
Anthony Morgan <>
Atlanta, GA USA - Friday, July 02, 2004 at 23:33:06 (CEST)
Irresitable. The best on Liberia in my life time.
Joseph Kokro <>
Trenton, NJ USA - Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 15:35:16 (CEST)
Ziet er goed uit deze site.
- Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 17:50:01 (CEST)
Great site1 I was looking for a speech of Tolbert to reprint for my magazine, The New York Profile, which I am working on currently. First edition to go to press this Saturday. If you get to this message and you are able to help, email me a speech of Tolbert's, especially when he spoke to the OAU in 1979. By the way, I am a Liberian and once published The Liberian Voice newspaper here in New York. For economic reason, especially since we Liberians don't support anything, I stopped. Good luck with your site.
Elseah Chea <>
Baldwin, NY USA - Friday, April 30, 2004 at 08:18:56 (CEST)
Great Job Brother, you have proven to us that we need to be on the web.We also have a site too call I hope you will visit us.
Ansu O. Kaba
Stadskanaal, Netherlands - Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 11:57:10 (CEST)
The site is a work of art. Very well done, with clear information and interesting facts. Having lived in Liberia for 14 years and knowing the country, I can only say that I am happy this site exists for the benefit of interested people. Thank you yah!!
Rosemarie Donkersloot
- Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 21:21:33 (CET)
I wish you success with your site!
Netherlands - Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 15:42:39 (CET)


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