16 November 2012

Liberian History Flawed With 'Noble Lies'

Two Liberian historians have called for the rewriting of the country's history to correct historical flaws.

Appearing on "THE DIALOGUE", recently at the Foundation for Better Liberia (FOBEL) Intellectual Discourse Center on the Eastern Outskirt of Monrovia along the Somalia Drive, historians Dr. Joseph Saye Guannu and Rev. Emmanuel Bowier said Liberia's history was flawed with inconsistencies that are hunting the country's progress toward prosperity.

They said there were moments in Liberian history that have been wrongly written or misconstrued. Dr. Guannu said there were parts of the history where noble lies had been told.

Bowier agreed that some elite Liberians have made their perceptions historical facts by the mere fact that they think all they believe in and say should be the accepted fact and truth for the Liberian nation and state.

They pointed to moments in the history of Liberia where they said Matilda New Port fired a cannon at native or indigenous Liberians to win the native /settlers battle for parts of Monrovia describing that as a "noble lie" that must be corrected.

The two historians called for the running of Liberia in line with historical lessons that signal maturity in stirring of the Liberian State.

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