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Marli's Story

Our youngest Emma Lazarus Legacy Member, Marli, sent in this explanation of why she decided to commit some of her Bat Mitzvah donations to HIAS Pennsylvania and the Fund:

Thomas G. McGill Tappeh

When asked about his life, Thomas G. McGill Tappeh begins with his grandfather. As a king of the Dan people living in Liberia, his grandfather Tappeh was known to be powerful but peaceful. Despite his stature in society, Tappeh understood that in order for his children to be successful, they would require a formal education. This belief was transmitted through the generations to Thomas, whose whole life has focused on education.

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