Inauguration of Liberia College

June 11, 2007

November 14, 1862

Here is an account of the beginnings of this college, in Monrovia, including excerpts from speeches on the occasion of its inauguration.   Comment by the editor includes: “we deem it not invidious to remark, that, in none of the addresses delivered on this occasion, nor in any of the proceedings, do we find a single reference or sentiment expressive of any interest in the tremendous struggle going on in this country between the American government and the slave oligarchy,  and their degraded minions….”