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Presidential Library and Archives

ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF / Pillars / Presidential Library and Archives

The EJS Center is working to establish the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Library, which will house physical and virtual archives detailing the history of African women’s leadership and highlighting Madam Sirleaf’s legacy.


The library will be a space for knowledge sharing and will provide a collaborative environment where African women leaders can work together to build networks of support and forge strategies to challenge systemic barriers to girls’ and women’s advancement.


It will house two collections documenting Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s life, presidency, and legacy. The first collection— featuring papers, photographs, artifacts, memorabilia, and audio-visual materials — will document the story of her life before and after her twelve-year tenure as President of Liberia. The second will document the history of the Liberian people. It will include the official records of President Sirleaf’s challenging and award-winning tenure as the first democratically elected woman president of an African nation.


The signature attraction of the library will be a permanent exhibition focused on the life and legacy of Madam Sirleaf. In addition, the Center will create temporary exhibitions that tell stories highlighting its work to promote African women’s leadership.