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Film, Video Repatriates, Recaptives and African Abolitionists: The Untold Story of Liberia's Founding in 1822

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Title

  • Repatriates, Recaptives and African Abolitionists: The Untold Story of Liberia's Founding in 1822

Summary

  • C. Patrick Burrowes, Ph. D. was born in Liberia and he is called "the people's professor" because of his willingness to share his deep knowledge of Liberian history freely with others. Before returning to Liberia in 2017, he was a tenured professor of communications and humanities at Penn State University. Recently, in August 2021, he uncovered a handwritten document missing since 1835, that sheds light on the 1821 purchase of land that became Monrovia, the capital city for the only United States colony in Africa. Dr. Burrowes says that this is the most significant discovery of his career.

Event Date

  • February 09, 2022

Running Time

  • 57 minutes

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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