First African woman to win Nobel Peace Prize dies

Wangari Maathai, the first African woman recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, died after a long struggle with cancer, the environmental organization she founded said Monday Sept. 26, 2011. Associated Press

September 27, 2011 7:56:04 AM PDT
Wangari Maathai, the first African woman recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, died after a long struggle with cancer, the environmental organization she founded said Monday. She was 71.

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