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Former slaves brought Thanksgiving to Liberia — and rebooted it

Former slaves brought Thanksgiving to Liberia — and rebooted it

Thanksgiving is a day at the beach — quite literally — for young Liberians. Above, the beach in West Point is a sandy playing field for soccer lovers.

It’s definitely not a turkey day. Jollof rice is more like it. It’s questioned as a holiday because of its American origins. And the way Liberians do celebrate holds lessons for the U.S.

(Image credit: Tommy Trenchard for NPR)



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