Wangari Maathai

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Wangari Muta Maathai
Wangari Maathai holding a trophy awarded to her by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Wangari Muta

(1940-04-01)1 April 1940
Ihithe village, Tetu division, Nyeri District, Kenya (then known as Nyeri, Kenya Colony)
Died25 September 2011(2011-09-25) (aged 71)
EducationB.Sc: biology
M.Sc: biological sciences
Ph.D: veterinary anatomy
Alma materBenedictine College
University of Pittsburgh
University College of Nairobi
Occupation(s)Environmentalist, political activist, writer
Known forGreen Belt Movement
AwardsNobel Peace Prize

Wangari Muta Mary Jo Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a Kenyan environmentalist, political activist and the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.[1]

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  1. Gettleman, Jeffrey. "Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dies at 71," New York Times. September 26, 2011.

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