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Wangari Maathai, 1941-2011 September 26, 2011

The world has lost one of our greatest moral heroes. Wangari Maathai, April 1, 1941 – September 25, 2011.

We may update this post when grief allows more personal words. For now, readers who do not know about this wonderful and truly extraordinary person can begin here:

My favored links include these two:

Can one woman save Africa?

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The Green Belt Movement

For some recent reports of her passing, see here:

Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dies at 71 (NY Times)

Wangari Maathai: ‘My heart is in the land and women I came from’ (Guardian)

John Vidal, who met the Kenyan activist, recalls the person who turned planting trees into a worldwide symbol of hope

Wangari Maathai: Death of a visionary (BBC)

View and Share Condolences primarily here

For a bit more, see here and here

 

6 Responses to “Wangari Maathai, 1941-2011”

  1. j Says:

    An inspiration to us all.

  2. Kenya mourns death of Nobel peace laureate Wangari Maathai at 71

    From a small village to global crusader for women, human rights and conservation: an extraordinary life story has ended

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/kenya-mourns-death-of-nobel-peace-laureate-wangari-maathai-at-71-2361442.html

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