The Republic of Liberia achieved its long-awaited independence on July 26, 1847. This historic moment marked a significant milestone in the nation’s history, as it became the first African republic to declare sovereignty.
Founded by freed African-American slaves and free people of color from the United States, Liberia was established as a place of refuge and freedom for those who sought to escape slavery and oppression.
With a profound commitment to self-governance and the principles of democracy, the newly independent nation embarked on a journey towards progress, resilience, and nation-building.
Since then, July 26 has become a cherished national holiday, celebrated with great pride and unity by Liberians, as it symbolizes their enduring spirit and the triumph of liberty over oppression.
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