Marie Nelson

Marie Nelson came to the United States from Liberia at age 8 with her parents and her seven siblings. Her mother worked to instill a proud sense of country and home in Marie and the entire Nelson family, and provided each child with a carved Liberian ‘Chief’s Chair’ for them to have and maintain. Marie’s chair has survived several moves, remains a central element in her home, and a starting point for engaging conversations on purpose and place.