Liberia: Traces of America's Ghosts: 201606Lib_44

The former headquarters of the True Whig Party, a political party that dominated Liberia from 1878 until the coup in 1980, in November 2011. It was based on the American version of Whig Party. They sold slaves until up to the 1930s and endorsed a system of forced labor. Though much of Monrovia was destroyed by the nearly two decades of civil war and conflict, the stained glass windows survived the fighting, as did many of the power structures that favored the elite, which are still intact. Photo by @glennagordon#Liberia #Africa #WestAfrica #EverydayAfrica #antebellum #architecture #Monrovia #truewhigs #inequality

The former headquarters of the True Whig Party, a political party that dominated Liberia from 1878 until the coup in 1980, in November 2011. It was based on the American version of Whig Party. They sold slaves until up to the 1930s and endorsed a system of forced labor.

Though much of Monrovia was destroyed by the nearly two decades of civil war and conflict, the stained glass windows survived the fighting, as did many of the power structures that favored the elite, which are still intact.

Photo by @glennagordon

#Liberia #Africa #WestAfrica #EverydayAfrica #antebellum #architecture #Monrovia #truewhigs #inequality