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Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman is the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), and has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans. Under her leadership, CDF has become the nation's strongest voice for children and family rights. Her CDF's Action Council's Leave No Child Behind(R) mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. In...See more