We invite you to an evening of remarks with renowned Civil Rights Activist & founder of the Children's Defense Fund
Marian Wright Edelman
Whether you have been a supporter of our CDF Freedom School in the past or are just learning about it now, we hope you can join us for this special engagement.
Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m.
Stephen S. Wise Temple, Sanctuary
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Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. Mrs. Edelman, a graduate of Spelman College and Yale Law School, began her career in the mid-60's when, as the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar, she directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Mississippi. She acted as counsel for the Poor People's Campaign and worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She has received over a hundred honorary degrees and many awards including the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Prize, the Heinz Award, and a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship. In 2000, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nations' highest civilian award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award for her writings.