Women of the Year 2011: The Ebony Edition

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Three African Nobel Prize Winners

It’s not everyday that women win Nobel prizes, especially black women. For three African women to be recognized with such a high honor is admirable to say the least.

Tawakkul Karman of Yemen, the first Arab woman to win a Nobel Prize, was honored for her human rights work and organizing women to protest the corrupt regimen of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Ellen Johnson, of Liberia, is the first woman elected to rule an African nation. Leymah Gbowee organized women to end the war in Liberia. All of their accomplishments are exceptionally notable. They can serve as an inspiration to us all.

You can read more about all three women here.

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