Marian Wright Edelman, Distinguished Speakers Series
Marian Wright Edelman, a children’s advocate and legal advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., will give a presentation as part of OCU's Distinguished Speakers series. The event is free to the public.
Edelman has focused her career on helping disadvantaged Americans. She is the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, which for 40 years has provided an influential voice on matters affecting children and families.
In the 1960s, as a young lawyer and the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar, she directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund before becoming counsel to civil rights leader King’s Poor People’s Campaign. She founded the Washington Research Project and was director of Harvard’s Center for Law and Education.
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