Tag Archives: Marian Wright Edelman

2013 Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry—July 15-19, Clinton, TN

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): We are so eager to welcome you home to the Proctor Institute at CDF Haley Farm!  Last summer, as you may know, was the first in 18 years that the Proctor Institute for Child … Continue reading

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Discouraging News on Child Poverty

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marian Wright Edelman   Thirteen-year-old Brittanie Potter and her 12-year-old sister Sydney held a bake sale and garage sale at their Marion, Ohio home this summer with a simple goal in mind: … Continue reading

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Kids Count: Tallying the High Costs of the Economy for Children

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marian Wright Edelman    “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and … Continue reading

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Getting Children Ready for School—Dr. King and the Dream

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marian Wright Edelman   As our nation pauses to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the dedication of a new memorial on the anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington … Continue reading

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Poor Children: Stranded at Sea

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marian Wright Edelman   As Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Cass prepared the recent Children’s Defense Fund’s report “Held Captive”: Child Poverty in America, she traveled to the Mississippi Delta, the ravaged cities … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Dr. Dorothy Height—Extraordinary Leader, Lantern, and Role Model

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marian Wright Edelman   “We African American Women seldom do just what we want to do, but always what we have to do. I am grateful to have been in a time … Continue reading

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