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Title:Women Who Made a Difference: A Special Record
Author:Peabody, Stanton
Year:2006
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal
Volume:31
Issue:1
Pages:63-89
Language:English
Geographic term:Liberia
Subjects:women
empowerment
social change
biographies (form)
Women's Issues
History and Exploration
Architecture and the Arts
Education and Oral Traditions
Politics and Government
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Historical/Biographical
arts
Education and Training
Law, Legal Issues, and Human Rights
Abstract:This paper is a tribute to women who, during the 20th century, contributed to a better life for the people of Liberia. It contains brief biographies of Agnes Von Balmoos, who Liberianized Liberian folksongs and music; Susan Berry, woman activist and labour leader; Angie Brooks-Randall, who, in 1954, was appointed a member of the Liberian delegation to the Ninth Session of the UN General Assembly and later 'midwifed' most African territories under UN Trusteeship to self-determination; Anna E. Cooper, Dean of Liberia College and one of the pioneers in the field of higher education in Liberia; Magdalene Cooper-Dennis, a nurse who changed the field of childbearing and child care; Francis Davis-Blatch, who was a role model for Prayer Bands and religious Mothers; Edith Mai Padmore, who was Special Assistant to the President under President Tubman; Eugenia Simpson-Cooper, a pioneer in the educational field who broke ground for female empowerment; Juah Weeks-Wolo, who, by protecting her rights under her marriage in 1935, became a role model for every citizen whose human rights have been trampled on; and the nurses who went to work in the hospitals in Liberia's hinterland, a milestone in the development of better human relations between the government on the coast and the people in the interior. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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