Moment in Time

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Angie Elizabeth Brooks (center), Liberian diplomat, visited Columbus in 1970. In 1969, Brooks was chosen as president of the United Nations General Assembly and took office in 1970. She was the second woman – and the only African woman – to preside over the U.N. While in Columbus, Brooks delivered a speech on “Potentials of Youth in International Affairs” at Ohio State University. She spoke about racial disparities in the United States, saying, “You can’t talk about liberty and justice and treat people differently.” Brooks died Sept. 9, 2007, at age 79.