Liberia Revisited

Worker's Home in Old Liberia
Liberia Revisited
Earl Garnet Beneby

Earl Garnet Beneby was born in Hollywood, FL, and grew up in the beautiful community of Liberia, where he attended the Attucks schools for all 12 years of his education.  After graduating from High School he was drafted into the US Army, where he began his training in Electrical communication.


While deployed in West Germany for almost two years, he bacame communication chief of his artillery unit, responsible for all areas of communication, which included telephony, teletype and radio.


After being granted an honorable discharge, he returned to Liberia and began his career with AT&T.  Over the 38 years there, he continued his education, became a member of the Federal Communication Commission, and later received a degree in micro-computers from FAU.


Beneby has always found a love for world history and research.  He served as president of the local affiliated Khepera Study Group (which promotes “culturally relevant curriculum for students of color that is both engaging and academically rigorous”) for over five years, and served on the Broward County School Board Infusion Committee to infuse African American content into the school curriculum.  In 1993, he received a community service award from the Telephone Companies of Florida.


As a “native son” of Liberia, he has always taken an interest in the city of Hollywoodand has given a great effort to researching its origin, its people and the historical events that helped in the development and shaping of this great city.


As a historian, he is eager to present his findings and to hopefully leave a legacy of curiosity for the young people of today.

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Author: Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones specializes in social media marketing. She holds a Master's degree in Social Media Management from the University of Florida and a Social Media Professional Certificate from the University of Miami.

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