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Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, has been an outspoken advocate for children's rights and for social support for children's well-being.

Marian Wright Edelman
A biography of Marian Wright Edelman, president and founder of the Children's Defense Fund and advocate of children's rights and programs that support children.

Marian Wright Edelman - Books By and About Marian Wright Edelman
A listing of books about and by Marian Wright Edelman, to supplement the biography on this site.

Colorado College Baccalaurete Address
An address given in 1999 by Marian Wright Edelman at Colorado College. Includes one of her signature phrases, "service really is the rent we each must pay for living."

The Educational Theory of Marian Wright Edelman
Sheneka T. Soloman summarizes what she sees as the educational theory of Marian Wright Edelman, as reflected in Edelman's writing, speeches, and activism.

Foreword by Marian Wright Edelman
Foreword by Marian Wright Edelman to Andrew Carroll's book, Letters of a Nation.

Marian Wright Edelman: CNNfyi Lesson Plans
A study guide for women's history month (and useful any time) on Marian Wright Edelman, her life and her causes.

Mr. President, We Want Our Slogan Back
A critique of President Bush's welfare plan. The title refers to the "borrowing" of the slogan of Edelman's Children's Defense Fund for the administration's "No Child Left Behind" program.

Standing Up For The World's Children: Leave No Child Behind
A talk by Marian Wright Edelman on the state of the world, from about 1996.

Women of the Hall: Marian Wright Edelman
A biography of Marian Wright Edelman from the National Women's Hall of Fame, honoring her induction in 1993.

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