Quianyin Bestma, a native Krahn at her house in Clifton, Staten Island
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Nancy Mulbah, a native Loma at her house in Clifton, Staten Island
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Moses Jensen, a native Kru at his house in Staten Island
Little Liberia: The Past Into the Present
In the Clifton neighborhood of Staten Island, a community of exiled Liberians has started a new life. After decades of war, Liberia is a nation in expatriation.
It is ironic that Liberians found liberty in the United States of America, a country that colonized them more then a century ago. Liberia was established as segregated system by the American Colonization Society, wich did not acknoledged the 16 native trribal groups that inhabited the region before the arrival of free slaves from America. This caused many of the problems that destabilized the nation.