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Mairead Corrigan
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    (January 27, 1944- )
    Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Cofounded the Community of Peace Peoples to promote peace in Northern Ireland
    Won the Nobel Peace Prize with Betty Williams (1976)
    She and Williams had a public falling out over the division of the Nobel Prize award money.
    Ten years later, the two refused to speak to each other during the filming of a documentary about the movement they founded.
    She married her late sister's husband.
    She was part of a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists that tried to break Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip (2010).
    She became a peace activist after three of her sister's children were run over and killed by a car driven by an IRA fugitive who had been fatally shot by British soldiers while trying to make a getaway.
    She and Williams organized a protest march of 10,000 women and children that was disrupted by members of the IRA who accused them of being 'dupes of the British.'
    The next week, they led another march, this time 35,000 strong.
    She and Williams reconciled as members of the Nobel Women's Initiative (2006).
    She was struck by a rubber bullet while protesting the construction of a barrier in the West Bank (2007).

Credit: C. Fishel

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