liberian revolutionary Leymah Gbowee issued a stirring call to action, shouting, “You die sitting down!”
She shares the prize with liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Yemeni democracy activist Tawukul Karman.
Several years ago, a U.N. helicopter took me “up country” to the liberian bush.
African nation, begun as a resettlement project of freed American slaves in 1816 by the American Colonization Society, the name chosen by society member and U.S. senator Robert Goodloe Harper (1765-1825) from Latin liber "free" (see liberal).
Note: The American Colonization Society began settlement of black Americans, most of them freed slaves, in 1822. Eventually, 15,000 blacks emigrated to Liberia.
Note: A civil war that commenced in 1989 and that lasted until the mid-1990s claimed more than 150,000 lives.