Friday, October 9, 2009

Obama is Third African-American to Win Nobel Peace Prize

While President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize win may have surprised many Americans and he is not the first winner whose award has been questioned, he is the fourth United States of America president to win a Nobel Peace Prize. However he is only the third to win the prize while in office. He is also the third African-American to win the honor.

Obama joins fellow presidents Theodore Roosevelt (1906), Woodrow Wilson (1919), and Jimmy Carter (2002) Carter was not in office when he won.

The other two African-Americans to win the prize were Ralph J. Bunche (1950), the first black recipient who was noted for his work with the United Nations, and Martin Luther King, Jr, the renowned Civil Rights activist who took a non-violent approach to protest, won in 1964. ... Please continue reading full article at the African-American Books Examiner.

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