Author Archives: Brooks Marmon

April 22nd Memorial Group Pays Tribute to Tolbert and Prominent Supporters

On April 12, 1980, just two days before the anniversary of the 1979 rice riots that shook the core of the Tolbert administration, President William R. Tolbert Jr. became the first sitting Chairman of the Organization of African Unity to be deposed by a coup d’etat since Kwame Nkrumah.