Remembering Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai07:55
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Kenyan environmentalist and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai speaking during a press conference in 2010. Maathai passed away Sunday. (AP)
Kenyan environmentalist and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai speaking during a press conference in 2010. Maathai passed away Sunday. (AP)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai died of cancer in Nairobi Sunday.

She was an environmentalist and founder of the Green Belt movement in Kenya, which planted some 30 million trees over 30 years.

For her work in both environmentalism and social activism, the Nobel Committee awarded her the prize in 2004, making Maathai the first African woman to receive the honor.

We revisit our 2006 conversation with Wangari Maathai about her book "Unbowed:  A Memoir."

This segment aired on September 26, 2011.

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