Establishment of the First African Republic Director: Andrew Gutke
On the fateful dawn of July 26, 1847, the world saw the formation of the first independent African Republic, the Republic of Liberia. With little more than a constitution and a president, the new government of Liberia faces a daunting task: building a country from almost nothing. Their success, or failure, will establish an important precedent for the continent. Will Liberia become the golden standard for African independence movements, or will it be the first in a line of failed African democracies?