The Rehabilitation of C.D.B. King and Liberian Resistance to Imperialism

        BY: Brooks Marmon As the 1930s drew to a close, it was evident that Liberia was in crisis. A League of Nations report (issued by a Commission composed of a black American sociologist, a former Liberian president, and a British explorer) implicated the country’s President and Vice President in the recruitment and shipment of forced labor to Equatorial Guinea, Spain’s lone African colony. President Charles Dunbar Burgess (C.D.B.) King and Vice President Allen Yancy resigned in apparent disgrace, although their willingness to leave power was seen…

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