• Short Summary

    Liberia celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding by Africans returning from slavery in America, on Friday (7 January).

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    1.
    GV PAN..People crossing bridge to Providence Island
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    2.
    MV Officials at ceremony
    0.27

    3.
    GV PAN..Guests
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    4.
    MV Officials at stand
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    5.
    TGV Crowd at ceremony
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    MV Officials continue ceremony
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    MV Cornerstone being layed (2 shots)
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    GV Guests PAN to officials (2 shots)
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    9.
    SCU Mrs. Tubman (in black) and Mrs Tolbert (in white)
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    SV President Tolbert speaks
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    11.
    GV guests
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    12.
    MV President Tolbert decorating King Peter's great-grandson
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    Initials ES. 1623 ES. 1643



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Liberia celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding by Africans returning from slavery in America, on Friday (7 January). At Providence Island -- where the first slaves landed -- President William Tolbert watched leaders of Liberia's Masonic Craft lay the cornerstone for an anniversary monument. Commemorative trees were also planted by descendants of the early pioneers and one of the tribal chiefs who welcomed them.

    Between 1822 and 1892 some 16,400 freed Negro slaves from the southern U.S.A. -- formerly known as Americo-Liberians -- settled at different places along the "Grain Coast" under the auspices of the American Colonization Society and six other philanthropical organisations. Liberia's Republic -- founded in 1847 -- is the oldest in Africa. The country now has a population of about 1,200,000.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADNDRYFJ3DCDEIXV15ZYAU2ZX3
    Media URN:
    VLVADNDRYFJ3DCDEIXV15ZYAU2ZX3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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