Two Blacks Among the Three Women Sharing the Nobel Peace Prize

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, is one of three women awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Sharing the prize are Leymah Gbowee, the executive director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa and Tawakkul Karmen, president of Women Journalists Without Chains in Yemen. The three women were honored for “their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.”

President Sirleaf holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a master of public administration degree from the Kennedy School at Harvard University.

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