Sunday, September 9, 2012

On September 9

On this day in ...
... 2007 (5 years ago today), Angie Brooks (left), died in Houston, Texas. She'd been born 79 years earlier in Liberia, the country for which she long served as an educator, jurist, and diplomat. Brooks earned degrees from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, the University of Wisconsin, Howard University, and Liberia University (where she also taught part-time), and also did graduate work in international law at the University College Law School of London University. Her professional service included Liberia's Vice-President of the International Federation of Women Lawyers. In the Liberian government she held many positions, including diplomatic appointments at the United Nations. (photo credit) In 1969, she was elected President of the 24th session of the U.N. General Assembly. She was the 2d woman (after India's Vijaya Pandit), and the 1st African woman, to hold that position.

(Prior September 9 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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