As Bicentennial Celebration Draws Closer, U.S. President Joe Biden Dispatches high-power Delegation
As Liberians and their visiting counterpart set for the celebration of the country’s 200 years of its existence, the President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced his presidential delegation to Liberia to attend this historic occasion scheduled for February 14, 2022.
This celebration marks the arrival of the first Free Black Americans to Providence Island in 1822, which led to the establishment of the City of Monrovia, and in 1847, the Republic of Liberia.
According to report, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, will lead the delegation.
Members of the Presidential Delegation:
The Honorable Michael A. McCarthy, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia
The Honorable Dana Banks, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Africa, National Security Council Mr. Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Rev. Dr. Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, Bishop of the Fifth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Chair of the Governing Board, National Council of Churches in the United States