History & Us


At the Museum of Fouta Djallon signpost in Labe

Milking a cow is the job of women and girls in Foutah (right) and a traditional Fulani hut (left)

Guinea’s Culture minister, Zeinab Diallo and myself: Getting to know each other

Journey to Fouta Djallon Summit

Foutah Djallon is a historical highland region stretching from Labe in central Guinea to southern Senegal, northern Sierra Leone in Koinadugu and north east of Liberia in Nimba. Its highest peak is 1,515 feet above sea level.


The Late Professor Warren Leonard D’Azevedo (1920-2014)

Tribute to a Pioneer American Scholar of Liberia

To reading Liberia I bring the sad but important news of the passing of a great American scholar of the Liberian experience. Professor Warren Leonard D’Azevedo, an expert on the Gola people, passed away peacefully in California, USA on January 19, 2014 at age 93. He died surrounded by family, notably his wife, Kathleen Addison D’Azevedo.


Mr. Harry L. Morris with his wife Wilma (at right) and their young son Bill, being paid a visit by world rubber tycoon Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., founder of Liberia’s Firestone Plantations Company. This visit by Mr. Firestone was a tacit indication of the great respect he had for Harry Morris as one of the world’s preeminent rubber planters.

Rubber Planters in Liberian Business: A Slight Revision

In our selection of Central Bank Governor Dr. J. Mills Jones as PERSON OF THE  YEAR, we stressed the fact that the vast majority of Liberians live in abject poverty in their own country, while only a few Liberians and most foreigners, including Lebanese, Indians and Fulas, are very rich.  We also mentioned a handful of Liberians in business, but not in the mainstream or leaders in their particular lines of business.  Every aspect of business, with the probable exception of rubber, is dominated by foreigners.


Celebrated Liberian Author and Cultural Promoter Bai T. Moore

Ambassador Neh Dukuly Tolbert

How Tolbert Consolidated Power in 1971

History was richly revisited in Dimeh last Friday when the  Moore family, under the leadership Mrs. Gillian Lorba  Moore, widow of Bai T. Moore, and his son Sando gathered with some Liberian officials and friends to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the passing of the celebrated international cultural icon.


The Lorma Weekly and was published in Wozi, Zorzor District, Lofa County on January 24, 1964 by the literacy program of the Lutheran Church in Liberia (LCL).

The Loma Weekly Describes the New Executive Mansion in 1964

Today we present in the History Column one of the many rural newspapers published in Liberia between the 1950s and 1960s.  This one being featured today is called the Lorma Weekly and was published in Wozi, Zorzor District, Lofa County on January 24, 1964 by the literacy program of the Lutheran Church in Liberia (LCL).

The literacy program in Liberia was formally started in 1948 by the government of Liberia,   in collaboration with the Lutheran, Methodist and Episcopal Churches. 

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