Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai was a a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She founded the Green Belt Movement in Kenya. In 2004, she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Born: April 1, 1940, Ihithe village, Kenya
Died: September 25, 2011, Nairoby, Kenya
Education: University of Pittsburgh and University of Nairoby