Louise B. Cesar told many stories reflecting her ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit that helped her survive the war and provide for her children.
"Every Liberian, we expect war any time, but we live on. We believe strongly that nothing will happen."
James Cooper was a teenager when he was captured by the commander who had killed his entire family in front of him when he was only eleven years old.
And he was sent to die by the hand of someone from his past.
Like many young men his age, Momo Jallah was forcibly recruited into a fighting force.
"Everyone knew that if you were a young girl, you would work in the day and be worked at night...I did not want to go with the the soldiers."
"So, the bad person be in the place. You, you can't take violence with him. You just take easy with him before you get him, for true he will come like that."
In Monrovia, Liberia, a unique form of journalism exists where the news is written out daily on a chalkboard for everyone to read as they pass by on the busy main street.
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
--Nelson Mandela, Champion of Human Rights
From the beginning to the end, life is a vision built upon by memory.
This gallery presents the single journey undertaken by brothers and enemies, the beloved and the downtrod: the struggle to define who we are. It is our mission to preserve memories, the unsung truths delivered from the mouths and hearts of those who dared to live.
Everyone has a story, and it all begins with a click.