International Women's History Day...Wangari
The United States made International Women's History Day a National Holiday in 1975. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.
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After witnessing her land become barren from the numerous trees that where being cut, Wangari decided to plant trees to show respect for the environment. In so doing, she inspired others to see the value in the natural resources provide eventually inspiring a movement that produced more than 50 million trees through her Grassroots Organization, The Green Belt Movement. She is also known for her work for human rights and environmental conservation which eventually earning her a title as a UN Messenger of Peace in 2009. Learn more with books like those below.