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  Masonic Order (Liberia) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Masonic Order of Liberia is a fraternal organization in that West African country.
It was based on principles of Freemasonry which had been gleaned by former slaves from their masters in the United States prior to their being "returned" to Africa under the auspices of the American Colonization Society, a 19th century U.S. group advocating the freeing of African American slaves and their removal to that continent.
In Liberia, Masonry became associated with the Americo-Liberian elite and involvement in it almost a prerequisite for postions of political leadership in the True Whig Party, which for over a century was the nation's only legal political organization.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Masonic_Order_(Liberia)   (224 words)

 Monrovia - Masonic Grand Lodge
It was generally believed that important decisions regarding national affairs were made in the confines of the Masonic lodges, a situation that contributed to resentment on the part of nonmembers, most of then of tribal background.
In the 1970s the Masons were a dominant force, but their role was reportedly called into question by some younger members of the Americo Liberian elite and by persons of tribal origin who had attained membership in the Masonic Order by virtue of their education and upbringing as wards of Americo Liberian families.
The Masons were outlawed for a time after the 1980 coup, when the country's new indigenous rulers denounced them as fossils from Liberia's past.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/liberia/monrovia-mason.htm   (400 words)

 Story of Freemasonry
The encyclical "Humanus genus" of 1884 declared that the Masonic order sought to overthrow the church of God, which insane desire was recognized by the Pope as the quenchless hate and thirst for revenge of Satan against God.
Liberia has a legitimate grand lodge composed of fl men, wit h subordinate lodges in which the pure rite of the English craft is practiced by the colored race, and the principles of the order properly and judiciously disseminated.
The necessity for Masons to congregate in Lodges.
www.masonicworld.com /education/files/storyoffreemasonry.htm   (13337 words)

 Document Title: THE STORY OF FREEMASONRY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
If Masonic tradition be not accepted, the explorer who seeks the beginnings of the Order at once confronts a Sphinx, the answer to whose enigma has been lost in the impenetrable clouds of the Dark Ages, or remains hidden in the deeply covered and forgotten vaults of remote antiquity.
Addison, a leading American Masonic authority, dates the origin of the order back to 1113 A. D., when nine knights who had nobly acquitted themselves at the battle of Jerusalem formed a holy brotherhood in arms, the purpose of which was to protect and guide pilgrims on their way to the Holy City.
Liberia has a legitimate grand lodge composed of fl men, with subordinate lodges in which the pure rite of the English craft is practiced by the colored race, and the principles of the order properly and judiciously disseminated.
www.mastermason.com /3rdnorthern/starintheeast166/storyofmasons.htm   (14248 words)

 True Whig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The True Whig Party, also known as Liberian Whig Party, was Liberia's only legal political party for over 100 years, from 1878 to the coup d'etat of 1980.
Initially, its ideology was heavily influenced by that of the United States Whig Party.
It presided over a society where only settlers and their descendants were citizens able to vote, and so represented them, often working in tandem with the Masonic Order.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/True_Whig   (214 words)

 LiberianForum.Com ~ Liberian Information Online
Liberia is endowed with abundant natural resources, paramount among which are iron ore, gold, diamond, fisheries, tree crops and timber from its vast tropical rain forest.
Liberia is endowed with abundant natural resources, paramount among which are iron ore, gold, diamond, fisheries, rubber and timber from its vast tropical rain forests and a variety of animal species.
Liberia has about 45% of the tropical rain forest in the Upper Guinea region comprising some five West African countries and is labeled one of the "hot spots" in the world in terms of its untapped forest resources.
www.liberianforum.com /liberianfacts.htm   (4577 words)

 God's Promise to Restore Liberia
The founding of Liberia by freed slaves as the first independent republic governed by members of the Negro race and her continued existence as a nation for over 100 years after independence inspired many freedom and independence movements across Africa.
Liberia was also a key supporter of the anti-Apartheid struggle in South Africa, a founding member of the League of Nations, United Nations, Organization of African Unity, ECOWAS and other institutions.
Liberia has a large group of highly qualified citizens scattered around the globe, with a range of educational disciplines and vital reconstruction skills.
www.theperspective.org /restoreliberia.html   (3250 words)

 Liberia Country Study
From Liberia's inception there was an exclusive identification of the state with the immigrant experience of the American settlers, which was emphasized in its national symbols.
Five presidents of the republic, beginning with Roberts, were brand masters of the order, which came to be seen as the repository of community ideals and the symbol of Americo?Liberian solidarity.
The number of recaptives brought to Liberia increased dramatically in the 1840s and 1850s as a result of stepped?up vigilance by the naval patrols, and by 1860 more than 5, 000 had been introduced into the country, a number almost equal to that of settlers from the United States then living in Liberia.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1985/liberia_1_blacksettlers.htm   (1988 words)

 FRONTLINE/WORLD . Liberia - No More War . The Story | PBS
The conditions in Liberia, which was founded by former American slaves, were barely livable, and by the summer of 2003, the United States was under pressure to help the country emerge from war.
As rebels closed in, Taylor fled Liberia, and the task of cleaning up the country was left to African troops who reported to the United Nations.
Opande is proud of his accomplishments in Liberia, but he knows that the hard-won peace is still fragile: More than half of all U.N. peacekeeping missions fail, and without international support, the mission in Liberia could be among them.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/stories/liberia/thestory.html   (1158 words)

 True Whig Party Begins National Convention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The chairman of Liberia's oldest political party says there are negotiations for the party to collaborate with other political parties to form an alliance, which according to him, is part of the party’s efforts in reducing the number of political parties come October 11, 2005 Presidential and Legislative elections.
The oldest political party in Liberia, the True Whig Party (TWP) begins its National convention in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County.
The leadership of the True Whig Party paralleled that of the Masonic Order, and it was as inconceivable for anyone to aspire to a political career who was not a lodge member as it was for someone who was not a member of the party.
www.liberianobserver.com /politics/twp_convention.html   (584 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Liberia was founded in 1847 by freed American slaves who took control of the native African people there, denying them civil rights and exploiting them economically, just as white colonists did elsewhere in Africa.
Here is where the diplomats, aid workers and reporters drawn to the disaster of Liberia gather to discuss, over drinks and dinner, the death and destruction around them.
All of Liberia's troubles, said the man from the ministry, all the death and misery, were the fault of the aborigines.
www.stopdown.net /Liberia.htm   (1019 words)

It is estimated that the nominal purchase or outright theft of land in Liberia under both Tubman and his successor, Tolbert, constituted one of the major "land grabs" in African history, comparable to the land seizure by white settlers in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya during the colonial era.
Indeed, in 1965, the Liberia Chief of Staff was a Colonel George Washington from the village of Virginia.
This expansion of Liberia from a few isolated points on the West African was effected as the core of Liberia by Afro-American repatriates who settled at those points initially from 1822 and subsequently leased, purportedly bought, or forcibly took additional territory from the indigenous African peoples of the region who thus became part of Liberia.
www.republic-of-liberia.com /vol1_no7.htm   (15194 words)

 Liberia - OCHA-14: 10-Jul-03
However, due to the fluid situation, coupled with the high number of IDP settlements against the backdrop of a drastic reduction in the number of humanitarian workers, it has not been possible to conduct a comprehensive registration exercise to obtain a reliable beneficiary caseload figure.
Refugees A first group of 304 Sierra Leonean refugees to be repatriated from Liberia in a UNHCR -organised sea evacuation operation left Monrovia on Friday afternoon aboard MV Overbeck bound for Freetown.
Water supply & sanitation remains a major gap and aid agencies are requested to support the ongoing efforts in order to curb the spread of diarrhoea and cholera.
www.cidi.org /humanitarian/hsr/03b/ixl7.html   (2126 words)

 Maple Leaf Lodge No. 147 F&AM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Some Caucasian Masons say that African Americans were not denied admission to their lodges and they point to the very few and the presence of others by invitation as proofs.
Masons in both places, made in England or the West Indies or elsewhere came to Boston to see Prince Hall and mentioned their cities as places for lodges.
They had made application to the white masons and had been refused a warrant on the grounds, Mantone said, that the white masons were afraid that 'fl men living in Virginia would get to be Masons too'.
www.mapleleaf147.org /masons/thestory.htm   (5262 words)

 Liberia in 1999
In 1848 Liberia became an independent country with a constitution similar to that of the USA.
On the contrary, the political tradition in Liberia, as in many other African countries, is that of oppression of the majority by a corrupt minority that hangs on to power by all possible means until it is violently thrown out.
In my mind, Liberia is a textbook example of the mechanism by which corruption leads to dictatorship, revolution and civil war.
berclo.net /page99/99en-liberia.html   (1007 words)

 SPSW - Of Liberia's Many Sorrows, and Their Roots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
ONROVIA, Liberia, Sept. 2 ?A few nights ago, a well-dressed man from the Foreign Ministry walked out on the veranda of the Mamba Point Hotel, ordered a beer, and proceeded to explain what happened here.
From 1930 to 1935, the United States and Britain refused to have diplomatic relations with Liberia because of its sale of human labor ?slaves ?to Spanish colonists in Africa.
I'm not sure I have a point here, other than that the original article seems to be overly focused on the unique aspects of Liberia in light of what appears to be a pan-African issue.
www.someplacesomewhere.com /topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18867   (996 words)

 Liberia: A New Paradigm in Youth Education
And the situation is exacerbated by a confluent of new educational edicts and pronouncements by the education ministry, and calculated efforts by special interest groups such as the National Association on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (NATPAH) and others to impose their agendas on the educational system.
In fact, other vital statistics (1985 figures) show that, based on inpatient hospital records, the major causes of death in Liberia per 100,000 of the population are complication during pregnancy 632.6, malaria 79.8, pneumonia 64.2, anemia 50.2, malnutrition 23.4, measles 12.7.
Otherwise, Liberia is destined for more chaos after this present generation of feuding adults has expired.
www.theperspective.org /youtheducation.html   (1831 words)

 The Liberian Mandingo Association of New York
Regarding the current drive to end the war in Liberia, I am not sure what Liberia's brand-name politicians are saying to the West African patrons for peace regarding what or whom it will take to restore order to Liberia.
Because being of tribal extraction in Liberia was never thought of as a suitable platform for acquiring social and political refinement, Liberian tribal virtues were never seriously considered in the creation and maintenance of political institutions.
In 1990 Liberia lay bleeding - freshly wounded - while the cabal that had planned an executed the attack on her met in Banjul, the Gambia.
limany.org /tarty.html   (3016 words)

 Call To Glory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
His public service to Liberia began in 1975 when he was appointed as Director of Research at the Ministry of Education.
From 1981 to 1984, Dr. Moniba served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Liberia to the Court of St. James, London, England, the Holy See (Vatican) and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Rome, Italy, with residence in London.
In October 1985, he was elected Vice President of the Republic of Liberia on the ticket of the National Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL) along with the late Dr. Samuel K. Doe.
www.monibamemorial.com /tribute.htm   (1229 words)

 FINAL WARNING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When Weishaupt founded the Order of the Illuminati, he adopted the All-Seeing Eye symbol of Masonry, to be the symbol of the organization.
On July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson (a Mason and Illuminist), John Adams (a Mason), and Ben Franklin (a Mason and Rosicrucian), were appointed by a Committee of the Continental Congress to prepare the Great Seal of the United States to signify that the 13 states had united in an act of independence.
Barton's second design pushed the All-Seeing Eye to the reverse side, and moved the eagle up to the crest, and placed a phoenix (the Egyptian symbol of regeneration used by the Rosicrucians) rising from the flames at the column's summit, which was to indicate the revival of the new (America) out of the old (England).
www.govsux.com /NWO3.htm   (11723 words)

 H-AFRICA Messages for May 1995: QUERY: on Liberia's history
Order, the country's most secretive and influential institution,
Liberia, just one of the country's dozen or so tribal militias.
States to Liberia, with themselves this time in the master's role.''
www.h-net.msu.edu /~africa/archives/may95/0049.html   (844 words)

 Famous Freemasons Masonic Presidents
At the Annual Session of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, September 24-25, 1940, Brother Truman was elected (by a landslide) the ninety-seventh Grand Master of Masons of Missouri, and served until October 1, 1941.
Matthew Thornton, made a Mason in a Lodge attached to a British Regiment of Foot during the Siege of Louisburg, Canada, in 1745, serving in a New Hampshire Colonial Regiment as a surgeon.
The McKean genealogy has stated he was a Mason, although his name is not found on the records of the Grand Lodge of Delaware, which was not organized until the close of the American Revolution.
www.calodges.org /no406/FAMASONS.HTM   (3882 words)

 Freemasons Investigated for Devil Worship [Free Republic]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
So if you are a Mason, and you have these wierd and highly secret ceremonies, you might indeed be suspected that such things go on.
"The Masonic order is not a mere social organization, but is composed of all those who have banded themselves together to learn and apply the principles of mysticism and the occult rites."(6)
If the Mason answers yes, then you will know that he does not know the difference between the God of the Bible and a demon.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a37abc11b3c2c.htm   (4883 words)

 Million Family March Speech
And it is this poison that has to be identified and it has to be uprooted in the human family in order for us to relate to each other as almighty God wanted us to relate to one another.
To the Muslims, marriage under Mohammed and his Sumna produces a family in the divine circle and the divine order.
Taylor -- Jewel Taylor, the first lady of Liberia, who came all the way to give a message from her husband who could not leave at this time.
www.africawithin.com /farrakhan/mfm_speech.htm   (10437 words)

Sep.:  Governor John Endicott orders an end to persecution of Quakers in Massachusetts, where three Quakers had been executed.
--John Locke drafts the Fundamental Constitutions for the Carolinas, which combines a feudal social order with a stress on religious toleration.
Relative to the size of the population, this conflict between the New England colonists and the Mohegans, Naragansetts, Nipmucks, Podunks, and Wampanoags was the deadliest in American history.
www.hfac.uh.edu /gl/chron.htm   (3776 words)

 garvey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Garvey--surrounded by his nobility, the Knights of the Nile, and the Dukes of the Niger and of Uganda--stood in review in a cocked hat sprouting feathers and plumes.
Garvey had once been initiated into the Prince Hall Masonic Order, and both the pageantry and the structure of his organization borrowed heavily from the fl Shriners.
From 1920 to 1924 Garvey negotiated with Liberia, which was founded in 1822 by free fls transported from the United States to Africa by the white-dominated American Colonization Society, to allow his followers to emigrate.
www.fultonschools.org /teacher/stratton/garvey.html   (2578 words)

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