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Friday, November 18, 2011

Nabb Center Hosts 'Liberia and Maryland' Talk Thursday, December 1

Liberian FlagSALISBURY, MD---Maryland and Liberia may not seem linked to the casual observer, but their histories are closely intertwined.

Agnes Cooper Dennis speaks on this unique relationship during the presentation “Liberia and Maryland: Atlantic Crossings and Historical Connections” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 1. Her talk is in Salisbury University’s Henson Science Hall, Room 243.

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Dennis, a former faculty member at the University of Liberia, currently serves as an administrator at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She is the chairperson of the African-American Cultural and Historical Museum in Princess Anne, MD.

During her presentation, she discusses how Maryland and Liberia forged links across the Atlantic Ocean, beginning with the founding of Maryland County, once an independent nation settled by the Maryland Colonization Society, now a part of Liberia. Many of Liberia’s first settlers from the United States were from the Eastern Shore. The nearly two centuries that have followed have brought religious and educational collaborations between the state and the African nation.

Sponsored by SU’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, and the African Students Association, admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information call 410-543-6312 or visit the Nabb Research Center Web site at

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