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Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright EdelmanBorn: 6-Jun-1939
Birthplace: Bennettsville, SC

Gender: Female
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder, Children's Defense Fund

Father: Arthur Wright (Baptist preacher, d. circa 1953)
Mother: Maggie Bowen
Husband: Peter Edelman (civil rights lawyer, m. 14-Jul-1968, three sons)
Son: Joshua
Son: Jonah
Son: Ezra

    University: BA, Spelman College (1960)
    Law School: LLB, Yale Law School (1963)

    NAACP Attorney for Legal and Defense Fund
    Children's Defense Fund Founder and President (1973-)
    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Executive Committee (1961-63)
    Americans for Democratic Action Director
    Carol Moseley Braun for President
    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Board of Directors
    John Kerry for President
    Public Agenda Policy Review Board
    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
    Robin Hood Foundation Board of Directors
    Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism 1988
    Silver Buffalo
    Thomas Merton Award 1990
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000

    Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song (Jan-2011) · Herself

Author of books:
The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children & Yours (1992)
Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors (1999, memoir)

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