William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 6-9-17

The West African nations of Liberia and Sierra Leone were both founded as settlements for freed American slaves — Sierra Leone by the British for slaves freed in the American Revolution, and Liberia by American abolitionist. Ironically, slavery was reinstituted in Sierra Leone and didn’t didn’t end  until 1928.  

William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 6-9-17

William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 6-7-17

So, Anthony, who was Edward Elgar? He was an English composer famed for his military marches who was big in the early 20th century. He was given an honorary degree at Yale University in 1905. A riff from his big hit March No. 1 in D was played in his honor. We know the tune as Pomp and Circumstance.

Yes, that is the start of the graduation ceremony tradition.

So, Anthony, who was Edward Elgar? He was an English composer famed for his military marches who was big in the early 20th century. He was given an honorary degree at Yale University in 1905.

William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 6-7-17