Jim Walsh “I want this to be a movie,” Wilhelmina Holder told a visitor to her family’s Plymouth home recently. Two hours later, after the visitor had heard Holder’s story and agreed with her aspirations for a cinematic version of her life story, she chuckled, “I want Spielberg.”Hollywood notwithstanding, Holder’s story is a harrowing, inspiring, and timely tale worthy of a wider audience — especially these days, when President Donald Trump has ordered an end to special legal status for certain immigrants from Holder’s native country, Liberia, many of whose citizens escaped war, poverty, and constant outbreaks of the Ebola virus to come to America and have lived in the United States for decades. This afternoon, the 72-year-old...
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Wilhelmina Holder: 'This is why I have a passion now to help Liberia'