TITLE: Liberian-U.S. Relations Symposium: Session I
EVENT DATE: 07/24/2007
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 135 minutes
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In celebration of the 160th Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Liberia, the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Embassy of Liberia co-sponsored a symposium with the theme "Liberian-United States Relations: Past, Present and Future." Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., made a special presentation. Other speakers included His Excellency Charles A. Minor, Liberian Ambassador to the United States; Wilton Gbakolo Sengbe Sankawulo, Sr., novelist and former Chairman of the Second Liberian National Transition Government; former Sec. of Transportation Rodney Slater; Ambassador Alice M. Dear, president of A.M. Dear and Associates; David Smith, Jr., Georgia State University College of Law; and Angel D. Batiste, Library of Congress. C. Patrick Burrowes, former ELTV Action News anchor and attorney Kwame A. Clements, host and managing editor of "The African World," served as moderators of the symposium.