Liberian Woman In NYC.


Photo: We don’t know her name, but her story is inspiring, and we love her outfit.

“I emigrated from Liberia at the age of eighteen, and a lovely Jewish family took me in and helped fund my education.  Their names were Anne and William Rothenberg.  They had never even met me before.  But they allowed me to live with them and introduced me to everyone as their daughter.  They would never explain beyond that—it was always just ‘our daughter.’  It was so fun to see the confusion on people’s faces.  They’ve both passed away.  But a few years ago I started a scholarship fund for Liberian children, and I named it after them.”


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