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Harry Ross, a Liberian who believes he descends from Mississippi, stands in front of his church in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 7, 2018.

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From Mississippi to Liberia: The Living Legacy of America’s West African Colony

Many say the legacy of freed African-American slaves, some from Mississippi, living and ruling over Liberia for more than 150 years ignited two Liberian civil wars that spanned 14 years ...


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