Wangari Maathi-An Africa Environmental Pioneer

Sankofa Lite | Feb – Mar 2013
​Professor Wangari was born in 1940 in Nyeru, Kenya. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from Mount St. Scholastica College, Kansas, she went on to earn her master’s degree from the University of Pittsburg in 1966. She would eventually earn a doctorate from the University of Nairobi where she also taught veterinary anatomy.

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