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Women You Should Know: Former President of the UN General Assembly – Angie Elisabeth Brooks

Angie Elizabeth Brooks-Randolph, a Liberian diplomat who was the first African woman to be president of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Brooks attended university in the United States where she studied law and earned doctorates of law studies from Shaw University and Howard University in Washington, D.C. She returned to her home co and served for more than two decades in the UN. In 1977 she became the first woman associate justice of the Liberian Supreme Court, a position she held until the 1980 coup d’état that overthrew Pres. William Tolbert.

Brooks-Randolph also was an advocate for women’s rights. She was Liberia’s vice president of the International Federation of Women Lawyers and also served as the federation’s vice president for Africa and president of the federation.

Her other accomplishments include vice president of the National Liberian Political and Social Movement and ambassador-at-large for the Liberian government.

Via Chron.com

Have a look at these impressive 5 things about the late Ms. Brooks.

  1. Angie Brooks was an attorney and diplomat.
  2. She is notable for being the only African female President of the United Nations General Assembly.
  3. She was also the second woman from any nation to head the U.N
  4. Brooks was the first female to serve on the Supreme Court of Liberia
  5. Brooks received a state funeral in Liberia and was buried in her birthplace of Virginia in Montserrado County.

 

 


For more information visit: http://en.unesco.org/womeninafrica/

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