Liberia

When freed American slaves founded the West African country of Liberia 151 years ago, they took with them the plantation culture of America's Deep South. Amid the burned-out buildings of the war-torn capital, Monrovia, are antebellum-style brick homes with wide verandas. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

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