This woman will be great: Lynn Sherr on Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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In the last five years, Liberia has made the transition from Charles Taylor, a warlord accused of hate crimes, to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman democratically elected to lead an African nation. It's a change that has made Liberia a focal point for the advancement of women in Africa and worldwide. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is now coming to the U.S, and releasing a book about her life, This Child Will Be Great. She's also just been interviewed by Lynn Sherr, special correspondent for World Focus on PBS.

"This is a country that is war-torn. There are bullet holes everywhere. It's hot. It's humid. It's steamy. But I have to tell you it is inspiring because they are really trying to come back."
—Lynn Sherr, special correspondent for World Focus on PBS, on Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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Here is a 2007 tribute to President Sirleaf created when she was honored at the Africare Bishop Walker Dinner and received the 2007 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Award.