Chief Suah Koko's Legacy
In studying Liberian history, we read about the role Matilda Newport played in defending the settlers, Susana Lewis, and her six Americo-Liberian colleagues who designed the Liberian Flag, and Angie Brooks Randolf, a woman of great integrity who was the first African and black female President of the United Nations General Assembly. We also read about Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female President in Africa. Of importance is the absence of names such as Chief Suah Koko, Lanco Lipay, and hosts of indigenous Liberian women who contributed to the making of this nation. The legacy of Suah Koko highlights her contributions to the making of the Liberian nation.
The Chief Suah Koko Center for Rural Women's Empowerment located on the main campus of the Cuttington University in Suakoko District, Bong County symbolizes Suah Koko as an educator and philanthropic. Dedicated on June 9, 2015 by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the center hopes to provide micro-finance credits for rural women, leadership training and skills in reconciliation and peace building. The buildng of the Chief Suah Koko's Center for Rural Women's Empowerment was a result of a land grant giving to Cuttington College now Cuttington University by the descendants of Chief Suah Koko for the construction of a university.