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Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams

Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan were awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for their work to end the violence in Northern Ireland, a conflict dating back to the division of Ireland by the British in the 1920s.… (See Below for Full Description)
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Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan were awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for their work to end the violence in Northern Ireland, a conflict dating back to the division of Ireland by the British in the 1920s. Williams and Corrigan joined forces in August 1976 in their West Belfast neighborhood, when a woman and her three children out for a walk were hit by a runaway car. The car's driver was an Irish Republican Army gunman who had been shot by British soldiers. The children were killed, their mother critically injured. The tragedy prompted horrified Belfast women—including Williams, a housewife, and Corrigan, the children's aunt—to put a stop to the violence. The pair founded Women for Peace (later renamed Community for Peace People), and in weeks, rallied more than 30,000 people to demonstrate against violence. Though marchers were beaten and their own lives were threatened, the women continued their efforts and were ultimately credited with reducing the conflict's death toll by half. Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams presents the inspiring story of the two "ordinary" women who launched the Northern Ireland peace movement.

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ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9001-5
ISBN-10 791090019
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Modern Peacemakers
Author Susan Muaddi Darraj
Publication Date 11/1/2006
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs. Sidebars and special textboxes. Chronology. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.
Available Formats Print

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