Trivia Crack Answer: Liberia
About Monrovia, the capital of Liberia
Monrovia is the capital of Liberia, a nation located in West Africa. Monrovia is named after President James Monroe. Monroe was a supporter of Black Zionism, the movement to send freed black slaves back to Africa. Founded in 1816 to create a colony for freed slave, Monrovia was named in 1824. Monrovia has been the capital of Liberia since 1822. Monrovia lies along the coast of Liberia, making it ideal for Monroe’s aim of resettling with former slaves. This image would never really reach its full potential, due to both white and black resistance. Liberia as a whole, as well as its capital Monrovia, was founded to be a haven for repatriated slaves. Eventually, people who lived on the outskirts of the Liberian colony moved in towards Monrovia, until it became almost two separate cities. The actual capital of Monrovia was occupied by former Americans, and looked much like the Southern U.S. in terms of clothing and architecture, while Krutown was home to 3 different people of Liberia, the Kru, the Bassa and the Grebos, as well as others. These two sections were fairly strictly segregated. Monrovia was damaged during the two Civil Wars in Liberia. Much of the damage has been fixed with the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president in Africa (2003). The capital of Monrovia is an important part of Liberia’s heritage.