Wangari Maathai Dies at 71

This remarkable environmental activist pioneered an effort that led to the planting of thirty million trees in Africa. An indefatigable advocate for women’s rights and human rights, Maathai’s efforts to fight poverty, gender discrimination, and environmental degradation led to her becoming the first African female to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Click here to view her Nobel Lecture delivered in Oslo, Norway, December 10, 2004.

Wangari Maathai, Peace Prize Laureate, Dies at 71 – NYTimes.com.

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