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2 May 2007

Boston Globe, Opinion

My country, Liberia, has a coat of arms that shows the sun rising behind a 19th-century sailing ship bringing Africans back from slavery in America to start a new life in Africa. That voyage was the result of a movement by many countries that agreed slavery was a terrible wrong done to the people of Africa. They worked together to stop slavery and in 1847 Liberia became the first independent Republic in Africa. Today, 160 years later, I am asking the international... (

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