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

For more, head to worldfocus.org

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.