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Every Black Nobel Prize Winner And What They Did To Get It

Their impact is still visible and palpable.

It's only been a few weeks since the Nobel Prizes were awarded for 2022. Here is a list of the illustrious Black men and women who made a big difference in the world through their contributions to the lives of common people and the planet.

1. Ralph J. Bunche: The First Black Person to Win the Nobel

Ralphe Johnson Bunche looks on

2. Albert Lutuli

Albert Lutuli poses in Oslo with a silver replica of a Viking ship

3. Martin Luther King Jr. — The Youngest Man to Have Received The Nobel Peace Prize

Martin Luther King junior looks towards someone

4. Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks at a conference

5. Wole Soyinka: The First Black Person to Win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Wole Soyinka looks into the camera

6. Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott looks on

7. Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela poses for photographers in the South African embassy

8. Toni Morrison: The First Black Woman to Win the Nobel Prize

Toni Morrison poses

9. Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan poses

10. Wangari Maathai: The First African Woman to Win the Nobel Prize

a lady smiles

11. Barack Obama

Barack Obama speaks

12. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arrives on the podium

13. Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee looks on

14. Denis Mukwege

Denis Mukwege sitting

15. Abiy Ahmed

Abiy Ahmed attends a conference

16. Abdulrazak Gurnah

Abdulrazak Gurnah looks into the camera

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