Black History Month button – Wangari Maathai button February 19 2014
February is Black History Month and March is Women’s History Month so we are showing our support for both with this Black History Month button of Wangari Maathai. She only died in 2011, but tomorrows history is created from todays present, and Wangari Maathai was a wonderful person, so we are pleased to highlight her here.
Wangari Maathai was from Kenya was the first African woman to get the Nobel Peace Prize for the hard work she did to promote environmentalism and women’s rights. She also spoke out about HIV/AIDS and misconceptions “that sleeping with a virgin cures the infection”
You can purchase this Black History Month pin-back button, as well as other People of Colour buttons and Feminist buttons, here.