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Liberia -- Civilization -- American influences

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Booker T. Washington Institute (Kakata, Liberia) Photograph Album

Identifier: SC 01639
Scope and Contents Collection of 33 captioned photographs and four postcards of the Booker T. Washington Institute in Kakata, Liberia. Many of the photographs feature three African American teachers at the school: Lawrence E. James, the so called US Adviser to the school, Sarah Dennis, a Fulbright scholar and Secretarial Science teacher, and Jerry Chambers, Bookkeeping and Accounting instructor. The school was the first agricultural and vocational school in Liberia. Many of the images show both teachers and...
Dates: 1960-1970

Joseph Martin Letter

Identifier: SC 01576
Scope and Contents 14 page letter written to his father in Washington, DC from a missionary trip in Garmu, Liberia. In his letter, Martin gives great detail of the weather, jungle conditions, and the farming practices of the natives. He informs his father, also, of traditions and cultural practices of the natives, like their worshiping of the cottonwood tree, referred to as the "tree of worship" and musical practices to welcome the full moon. Martin retells of an arduous journey through the bush that came...
Dates: 1915 October 31