His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah, the 25th president of the Republic of Liberia, flanked by his wife Mrs. Clar Weah and out going president Ellen Sirleaf, at his inauguration in 2018. Former international football superstar, turned politician, Dr. Weah enjoys massive grassroots support as the first Soccer elected
The presence and population of freed African American Survivors of the Transatlantic Slave Trade were beginning to pose a problem for the slave industry in the United States of America. Therefore, the American Colonization Society and the United States Government established a colony now known as the Republic of Liberia, in West Africa, December 15, 1821, per the Ducor Contract. The first survivors landed on Dozoa Island, renamed Providence, on January 7, 1822 and on July 26, 1847, the settlers declared independence, becoming the first and only African democracy in Africa.
Liberia is the only Black state in Africa never subjected to colonial rule and is Africa’s oldest republic. The country enjoyed relative stability until a rebellion in 1989 escalated into a destructive civil war in the 1990s that did not fully cease until 2003. The country’s first post-conflict elections, held in 2005, were noteworthy for the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the presidency, as she was the first woman to be elected head of state in Africa. In 2017, President Weah won a landslide election and took office in January of 2018.
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First and Seventh African American President of Liberia,
1848 - 1856 and 1872 - 1876
Born March 15, 1809,
Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Second African American President of Liberia, 1856 - 1864.
Born May 21, 1816, Dorchestor County, Maryland, USA.
Third African American President of Liberia, 1864 - 1868
Born 1815, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Fourth African American President of Liberia, 1868 - 1870 and 1876 - 1878. Born October 15, 1819, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Fifth African American President of Liberia,1870 - 1871. Born February 3, 1815, Newark, Ohio, USA.
Sixth African American President of Liberia. 1871 - 1872. Born February 26, 1825, Charleston, South Carolina, US
Seventh African American President of Liberia. 1878 - 1883, Born January 24, 1820, Southampton County, Virginia, USA
Eight African American President of Liberia, 1883 - 1884. Born August 25, 1817, Lexington Kentucky, USA
Ninth African American President of Liberia, 1896 - 1900. Born July 18, 1842, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Tenth African American President of Liberia, 1900-1904. Born May 30, 1831, Talbot County, Maryland, USA
Bob Gray, from Grand Bassa County, welcomed the new settlers to Edina and other settlements, was a good friend and provided protection when ever there were conflicts with the Tribes.
King Sao Boso was an esteemed leader who aided the settlers when there was friction with the tribes.
Fluent in English, worked with Maryland Governors James Hall and John Russwurm as interpreter and agent.
Good friend of the settlers. Explorer Benjamin J.K. Anderson and Edward Blyden visited his domain.
King Peter Zolo Duma agreed to sell the original land on the island of Dozoa,to the American Colonization Society for the settlement. The island was renamed Providence Island.
Fluent in English, served as interpreter and spokesman for King Freeman of Cape Mount. Traveled to USA and addressed the board of the American Colonization Society.
She was the favorite wife of King Arma of Grand Cape Mount County, leader of the Vai Tribe.
N'Damba, of the Kissi tribe, married to an English merchant, they had a son named James Cleveland.
His father was the founder of Timbo, capital of the Futu Jalon Kingdom. Sold into slavery but returned by the American Colonization Society. He went to Liberia on the Harriet with J.J. Roberts and J.S. Payne, two future presidents of Liberia.
Caldwell - 1825
Millsburg - 1828
Louisana - 1843
Virginia - 1846
Kentucky-Clay-Ashland - 1847
Careysburg - 1859
Crozierville - 1865
Arthington - 1869
Brewerville - 1879
Whiteplains and Harriburg.
Montserrado - 1822
Bassa Cove - 1834
Maryland - 1834
Port Cresson Buchanan - 1832
Mississippi in Africa - 1830