Sadako and her paper cranes

Sadako at the hospital. Copyright: Sadako Legacy NPO Born in 1943, Sadako Sasaki was just two years old when the American pilot Paul Tibbet flew his B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, over Hiroshima, Japan. On August 6, 1945, by order of then President Harry S. Truman, Paul...

Wangari Maathai: Kenyan Environmentalist

Wangari Maathai Wangari was born in Nyeri, Kenya in 1940. Growing up, she experienced first hand the effects of deforestation in her home town of Nyeri. As a little girl, Wangari would go on foot to fetch water from a nearby stream to provide fresh drinking water for...
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