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PBS NewsHour | Remembering Wangari Maathai, First African Woman to Win Nobel Prize | PBS

Duration: 08:40
Program: PBS NewsHour #10162
Broadcast Date: Sep. 26, 2011

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Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to save Kenya's forests, died Sunday after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement to plant trees in hopes of helping poor, rural Kenyans. She spoke with the NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown in 2005.



Post Date: September 26, 2011