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The Republic of Liberia celebrates the thirteenth anniversary of its independence

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07/26/1860
In west Africa, the Republic of Liberia celebrated the thirteen anniversary of its independence.  Founded by the American Colonization Society in 1822 as a home for blacks from the United States, it had been granted its independence in 1847.  It remains the country's most celebrated public holiday.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Ayodeji Olukoju, Culture and Customs of Liberia (Westport,CT: Greenwood Press, 2006), 115.

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