Liberians' Experience at TRC Public Hearings in MN Oral History
Information was gathered as a follow-up to the public hearing testimony of Liberian immigrants' experience, given to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2008. Interviews were conducted of Liberian people who gave original testimony to the commission to document how they experienced the hearings and what impact the hearings had on those that testified as well as on those that assisted them.
These interviews were recorded and transcribed, then made available on The Advocates for Human Rights website. This project preserves an important event related in oral form that provides valuable insights into the history of Liberian immigrants to Minnesota.
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