01/04/1940 Environmentalist and political activist Wangari Maathai is born
Wangari Maathai - The Profile
Profile of Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner
Wangari Maathai - Planting Trees for our Children's Future
Wangari Maathai - Resources and Conflict
Wangari Maathai & The Green Belt Movement
Maathai was born in the Ihithe village, in the central highlands of the colony of Kenya, as a member of Kikuyu ethnic group. During her studies at St. Cecilia's Intermediate Primary School, she converted to Catholicism. She was later selected to study in the US. She founded an environmental organization Green Belt Movement.
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