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Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman is the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund. She is the author of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours", and eight other books. She is the winner of many awards for her work, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, a Heinz Award, and a Niebuhr Award. In 2000, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award...See more