Mr. Ernst thanks the following people and organizations for their assistance and support in making the first part of this story possible: the Tubman family; the Liberian people and government; the people of Maryland County, Liberia; the Embassy of Liberia, Washington, D.C.; the Liberian Consulate, Atlanta; Bette McCrandall, Lutheran World Federation; Nagi Khalil, Adventist Development and Relief Agency Liberia; Bob Leavitt, Catholic Relief Services; the United Nations High Commission for Refugees; the World Food Program; the United States Embassy, Monrovia; the Rev. Daniel Lincoln, Mount Scott Methodist Church, Harper, Liberia; Rare Book, Manuscript, & Special Collections Library, Duke University; the University of Georgia Library; Augusta State University Library; the Augusta Library; Mary Herbert, the Maryland Historical Society; the New York Public Library; the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem, N.Y.; the Georgia Department of Archives and History; the probate courts of Columbia and Richmond counties; the Columbia County Tax Assessor's Office; St. Paul's Church, Augusta; Jim Garvey; Barry Paschal; Gordon Blaker; Dr. Ed Cashin; Dr. James Carter; Christine Miller-Betts; the Pollard family; David Foster; Tim Sullivan, Associated Press; Dr. Ted Kuhn, MCG; John Sumo; Rob Carr; Pat Krohn; Steve Matchett; Emily Sollie; the Wolf family; Matt and Karen Ernst; and Heidi Ernst.
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