Marian Wright Edelman
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Marian Wright Edelman
My faith has been the driving thing of my life. I think it is important that people who are perceived as liberals not be afraid…
It was clear to me as a civil rights leader in the ’60s that unless we put the social and economic underpinnings beneath the political…
I’ve always hated being hemmed in or seeing anybody being hemmed in. Even when I was the smallest child, I couldn’t bear being told I…
I grew up in a very religious family and it is the motivating force to every thing I do. I am fortunate to have had…
When President Kennedy was elected, many black Americans, like so many Americans, were captivated by his youth and energy and promise and were especially hopeful…
We have the capacity to make sure that every mother has pre-natal care. Yet, we don’t do it. What is it about America? It says…
There should not be one new dime in tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires as long as millions of children in America are poor, hungry,…
I worry about the kids who have too much. As a parent living in a so-called good neighborhood with children who went to private high…
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?
Our true remembrance to President Kennedy is in our actions to honor the unspoken words and finish the unfinished work today and tomorrow and for…
We are willing to spend the least amount of money to keep a kid at home, more to put him in a foster home and…
In politics, there are no friends.
I’m tough in the sense that I believe as strongly in what I’m doing as anybody else believes in what they are doing.
I need to work outside government, on my own.
I try to act out of faith.
I hadn’t planned on going to law school. I wanted to study 19th-century Russian literature.
In every seed of good there is always a piece of bad.
People who don’t vote have no line of credit with people who are elected and thus pose no threat to those who act against our…
It never occurred to me that I was not going to challenge segregation.
If things are too easy, life is a whole lot less interesting.
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