Did You Know? Liberia Independence
We love Liberia! The country, the people, the way God is moving... To know Liberia is to love it, and we want to pass on that love to you! Join us every Friday as we share fun facts about Liberia, One Body One Hope, and our friends across the ocean!
Did you know...
That Liberia was created for freed slaves? The American Colonization Society founded Liberia in 1821 and set it up as a home for newly emancipated African Americans. More than 10,000 people made the journey over the course of 26 years! In 1847, Joseph Jenkins Roberts became the first president of Liberia and declared its independence. As Americans, we have deep historical ties to Liberia. Want to know more? Look up the Liberian flag. What does it remind you of?