Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ellen Johnson the Iron Lady of Africa

         Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is also known internationally as Africa's "Iron Lady".  Ellen grew up in the capital of Monrovia and got marries and birthed four sons. Ellen has spent more than a year in jail because of military dictator General Samuel Doe and former president Charles Taylor all because she was worried about the welfare and well being of her people and their community.  


         Long before ever putting her bid in for the presidental candidacy, Ellen moved to the United States and attended Maddison College of Business where she obtained an accounting degree and a masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.  In October 2007 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her courage and selflessness acts for her people.  I think everything Ellen set out to do was very couragous and unegotistic.  You could say Ellen definately doesn't agree witht the theory of descriptive egoism.

                                                                                                               Ellen Johnson Citation

1 comment:

  1. I think it's so neat to see a women continue momentum for what she believes in after going through everything she has been through in her life. When reading that she had been to jail for concerns about the people and welfare reminded me when Rosa Parks went to jail for sitting in front of the bus because she stuck up for what she believed in.


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