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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.

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Post Date: September 26, 2011