Who is Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman (born June 6, 1939) is an American activist for civil rights and children's rights. She is the founder and president emerita of the Children's Defense Fund. She influenced leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Hillary Clinton.

Early years

Marian Wright was born June 6, 1939, in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Her father was Arthur Jerome Wright, a Baptist minister, and her mother was Maggie Leola Bowen. Marian's father encouraged her education before he died, after a heart attack in 1953, when she was 14.

Education

She went to Marlboro Training High School in Bennettsville, where she graduated in 1956, going on to Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.Due to her academic achievement, she was awarded a Merrill scholar...
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Tracecb: service is the rent we pay to be living. it is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time. –marian wright edelman
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Tweetz789: failure is just another way to learn how to do something right.- marian wright edelman
Drlenag: "you can't be, what you can't see" ~ marian wright edelman and, then provide access for nurses of color to touch anesthesia equipment. watch them grow… this is the immersion model for diversifying nurse anesthesia program at it’s very best!
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Three Things
 by William Butler Yeats

'O cruel Death, give three things back,'
Sang a bone upon the shore;
'A child found all a child can lack,
Whether of pleasure or of rest,
Upon the abundance of my breast':
A bone wave-whitened and dried in the wind.

'Three dear things that women know,'
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