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Wangari Maathai Death

The Legacy of Wangari Maathai: Two Years On

Mia MacDonald | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Mia MacDonald

If she were alive, we have no doubt Wangari would be deeply engaged in the global climate debate, and promoting the realization of climate justice. She'd be working to protect the forests of the Congo Basin and she'd be keeping her eye on that farmer in Yaoundé and those like her.

A Million (More) Trees for Wangari

Turk Pipkin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Turk Pipkin

Though I am about as far as possible from being a rural Kenyan woman, Wangari changed my life as well by the beauty and brilliance of her words and deeds, and by taking my hand saying, "Come to Kenya. You will love it."

Echoes of Our Past, Visions of Our Future: In Tribute to Maathai, Sirleaf and Gbowee

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 12.15.2011 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

Our past and our future converged as we laid to rest an international heroine of the Pan-African Movement, Wangari Maathai, and the world celebrated the contributions of our women leaders.

Wangari Maathai: Colleague, Friend, Inspiration

Mia MacDonald | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Visionary founder of the Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai was an advocate in Africa and beyond for social justice, human rights, democracy, and peace.

Wangari Maathai And Why She Matters

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

Though most Americans have never heard of her, I invite you to learn why so many of us in the world mourn today.

First African Woman To Win Nobel Peace Prize Dies

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and TOM ODULA | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's former president called her a mad woman. Seen as a threat to the rich and powerful, Wangari Maathai was beaten, arreste...