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Liberia

In the past two or three years Jefferson State has enrolled several Liberian students, and there are quite a few Liberians who have contacted this College about possibly becoming students here. Liberia has been a country in turmoil for several years, so the politics of the country is very complicated. Liberians are roughly divided into Americo-Liberians -- who are the descendants of former American slaves who were re-settled in Africa -- and ethnic Liberians -- the descendants of the tribes which lived in that area at the time the former American slaves were moving into that part of Africa. The links on this page are designed to help you get some understanding of an African country which has named its capital city after U.S. President James Monroe and whose flag looks almost exactly like the U.S. flag.

Links to Liberia

Liberia . . . according to the C.I.A.
The C.I.A. Factbook Entry on Liberia
Liberia . . . Past and Present
Historical and Current Events Links to Liberia
The Liberian Connection
Well-organized collection of Links to Liberian Information
Liberia Web Space
Still More Links to Liberia
The Liberian Embassy in Washington, D. C.
This site is definitely approved by the government of Liberia!!!
"The Perspective"
Liberian Editorials, News, and Political Analysis
Liberian Exhibits at Library of Congress
Rare Historical Documents from founding period of Liberia.
A Detailed Map of Liberia
Map made by C.I.A.
An Archive of 22 Articles about the Conflict in Liberia
Africa News -- Liberia!
Well-organized collection of about two dozen useful Liberia Links