27 Sep '11, 7pm

RIP: Wangari Maathai, Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Dies at Age 71

RIP: Wangari Maathai, Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Dies at Age 71

Environmental and human rights activist Wangari Maathai passed away on September 25th at the age of 71. She was the first woman in east and central Africa to earn her doctorate and the first woman in Africa to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Her organization, The Green Belt Movement , said this on their website, “It is with great sadness that the family of Professor Wangari Maathai announces her passing away on 25th September, 2011, at the Nairobi Hospital, after a prolonged and bravely borne struggle with cancer. Her loved ones were with her at the time.” Maathai spent the early 1970′s working with environmental and humanitarian causes and speaking with women about the issues they faced. Two of the largest on the day-to-day level were a lack of water and a lack of firewood. Maathai believed that planting trees could help solve those issues and more. The wood from trees could b...

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