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Today in Women’s History: Wangari Maathai

The first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Maathai was beaten and jailed as a leader of Kenya’s democracy movement. She rallies women to plant trees (more than 45 million so far, in Africa, America, and elsewhere), thus creating jobs for the poor, fighting deforestation and erosion, and creating lots

 
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Today in Women’s History: Mother Jones

Mary Harris Jones, assailed in Congress as “the grandmother of all agitators,” and hailed as “the miner’s angel” by workers, fought against child labor and for decent conditions, fair pay, and safety in the workplace. Click Here to purchase your copy of “Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America” by Elliott J. Gorn

 
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Today in Women’s History: Wendy Kopp

It was her senior thesis at Princeton — a plan to create a corps of desperately needed teachers for schools in low-income neighborhoods. Twenty years later, Teach for America has trained more than 24,000 teachers and reached three million students. We praise Kopp for reminding us that one woman can make a huge difference in

 
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