According to him, the sole intent for the establishment of various social media sites was purely informative and not for insults.
Speaking at the official launch of the Liberian historical website held at the Center for National Documents and Records (CNDR), Minister Nagbe said that the website brings to Liberia a new dimension in the internet age.
“Social media must be used to educate people and not to insult but this website would allow us use history to educate ourselves through the effective use of the internet”, he indicated.
For his part, Emmanuel Urey, Coordinator of the site mentioned that the website features amongst other things a pilot exhibit on Chief Suah Koko, a noted Liberian women leader, films, photographs, oral histories, documents, an interactive map; and an archive containing nearly 600 photographs and more than two hours of motion pictures footage taken on a 1926 Harvard Scientific Expedition to Liberia.
Urey, an Environmental Resource Specialist at the University of Wisconsin stated that the website is meant to inform, raise questions, and invite stories about transformational moments in Liberia past.
He narrated that motion pictures gathered is the earliest known motion pictures footage of Liberians and is meant to educate the Liberian populace on important historical happenings in the country.
“The moving images, along with hundreds of still photographs that appear on this digital collection, give a view of Liberia shaped by the 19th Century Western views of the American scientist. At the same time, the footages and photographs offer a valuable historical record of the people cultural traditions and landscapes of Liberia at the time of rapid economic, cultural, and environmental change”, he intoned.
“We will work with educators in Liberian high schools and colleges to implement the site as a teaching tool and to expand the virtual exhibits to give voice, meaning and historical context to the images presented on the website,” Urey promised.