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Marian Wright Edelman Spoke Up for Children

5.6.11

Marian Wright Edelman (Cambridge, MA - June 13, 1991) - Marion Wright Edelman, president and founder of the Children's Defense Fund, stands to receive her honorary degree at Harvard University Commencement.

Marian Wright Edelman (Cambridge, MA - June 13, 1991) - Marion Wright Edelman, president and founder of the Children's Defense Fund, stands to receive her honorary degree at Harvard University Commencement.

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In her address to the class of ’93, Marian Wright Edelman, the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, eschewed levity and addressed forthrightly the plight of needy children in the United States.

Read brief excerpts from this PDF from the July-August 1993 issue.