Slavery and Black American Statehood

The Creation of a Black American Homeland in Liberia

by Gebah Sekou Kamara



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/21/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781480892514
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781480892521

About the Book

Liberia’s contributions to the world continue to be overlooked, including by Black Americans.

Gebah Sekou Kamara, a native of Liberia migrated to the United States in 1998 after fleeing the Civil War in his country, he was granted asylum in 2001. Mr. Kamara explores how many freed Blacks from the United States and beyond gave their lives in founding the republic of Liberia on the coast of West Africa.

The author attempts to reawaken the minds and spirits of Black Americans and Liberians both in the diasporas and on the mainland about engaging with each other to help Liberia reclaim its place on the world stage. He also answers questions such as:

• How did slavery develop on the African coast?

• Why did Black Americans return to Africa?

• How have Liberian natives been miseducated?

• How was the modern Liberian nation built?

The book highlights Liberia’s long journey toward democracy, why the nation is so important to Blacks around the globe, and how it can move forward.

Join the author as he shares a fascinating account of Liberia and its connection to Blacks in the United States of America.

About the Author

Gebah Sekou Kamara was born in Liberia West Africa. He obtained his early education in Liberia. He attended Monrovia Centre High School and the A.M.E Zion Community College in Liberia. Gebah Sekou Kamara migrated to the United State in 1998 due to the Civil War in his country. He obtained his Associate Degree in Automotive Technologies at Lincoln Tech Institute in Philadelphia. He later followed his passion by obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree, in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix campus in Downtown Philadelphia. Mr. Kamara later went on to obtain two Master’s degrees from New England College and Kaplan University in Criminal Justice Leadership and Homeland Security Emergency Management respectively. He was enlisted in the Liberian Armed Forces during the height of the Liberian civil wars, has worked as a social worker, adjunct instructor and as a human services professional. He also pursuing one of his lifelong passion as a culinary chef. He has helped found the Liberian’s Girls Education Foundation and the Liberian Empowerment Organization in Philadelphia.