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Title:Women Who Made a Difference: A Special Record
Author:Peabody, StantonISNI
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal
Geographic term:Liberia
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
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]