Download e-book for iPad: It Is Time for Change: Speeches of William R. Tolbert, Jr. by Christine Tolbert Norman,Olesegun Obasanjo

By Christine Tolbert Norman,Olesegun Obasanjo

within the pantheon of Pan-Africanism, Dr. William R. Tolbert ranks within the related class because the overdue Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia. two decades after his tragic demise, his popularity as a Pan-Africanist has no longer diminished.

President of the Republic of Liberia [1971-1980], and Chairman of the association for African harmony (OAU) [1979-1980], he shared the Pan-Africanist zeal of his contemporaries like Presidents Houphouët-Boigny (Côte d’Ivoire), Sekou journeyé (Guinea) and Ahmadu Ahidjo (Cameroon), all of blessed memory.

A significant character in African historical past and politics, Tolbert’s recommendations and legacies have persevered to be of significant relevance in modern African reviews, specifically to scholars of political evolution and advancements at the continent.

There are stable old classes for next iteration of Liberians, and certainly all Africans, within the recommendations of this a professional and erudite pupil who, for 9 years, presided over the affairs of Africa’s first republic.

The publication it's time for swap is a wealthy compendium of outstanding speeches of the past due elder statesman, encapsulating his strategies and reflections on a variety of spheres of lifetime of this former “American colony” within the Western Africa sub-region on problems with philosophy, schooling, humanism, diplomacy, politics, economic system, improvement and governance.

A serious examine the speeches added at quite a few momentous events of his presidency within the background of Liberia finds his profound wisdom of his political terrain, a deep knowing of his humans and their aspirations, and his dedication to enhance the Liberian society.

A scion of the founding fathers of the Liberian country and nationwide typical bearer of the real Whig get together, President Tolbert spoke eloquently, and the contents of his speeches have retained deep profundity and importance for present and destiny generations of Africans in all walks of life.

President Tolbert had a imaginative and prescient for Liberia, a imaginative and prescient of greatness, prosperity and development, a imaginative and prescient he had was hoping to execute firmly. His contributions to the advance and development of Africa need to be famous and remembered.
Olusegun Obasanjo country residence, Abuja, Nigeria September, 2000

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