Statement from the Liberian Studies Association on the Death of Dr. Mary Antoinette Brown-Sherman
(Press Release)

The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

June 14, 2004


The members of the Liberian Studies Association are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Mary Antoinette Brown-Sherman, former President of the University of Liberia.

Dr. Brown-Sherman was a noted Liberian educator and scholar. She was the first woman to serve as president of a national university in Africa. She was also a dedicated and committed member of the Liberian Studies Association and participated in many of the Association's Annual Conferences.

On behalf of the members of the Liberian Studies Association, I extend our deepest sympathies to her family and wish God's blessing upon them during this difficult time.

And may we never forget the contributions she made to Liberian higher education.

James S. Guseh
President, Liberian Studies Association
North Carolina Central University
Durham, North Carolina

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