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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - AFRICAN AMERICAN " MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN " IS A CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, WRITER, LAWYER , BEST KNOWN FOR HER LEGAL ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF AFRICAN AMERICAN - GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK HEROES "

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Marian Wright Edelman Biography
Civil Rights Activist, Writer, Lawyer (1939–)
NAME
Marian Wright Edelman
OCCUPATION
Civil Rights Activist, Writer, Lawyer
BIRTH DATE
June 6, 1939 (age 76)
EDUCATION
Yale University, Spelman College
PLACE OF BIRTH
Bennettsville, South Carolina
MAIDEN NAME
Marian Wright
ZODIAC SIGN
Gemini
SYNOPSIS
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Marian Wright Edelman is best known for her legal advocacy on behalf of African-Americans during and after the Civil Rights Movement.
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FAMOUS PEOPLE IN WRITING & PUBLISHING
FAMOUS YALE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI
FAMOUS SPELMAN COLLEGE ALUMNI
FAMOUS PEOPLE NAMED MARIAN
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QUOTES
“A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back - but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.”
—Marian Wright Edelman
Synopsis

Marian Wright Edelman was born June 6, 1939 in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Marian attended Spelman College before Yale Law, which led to a position as a lawyer for the NAACP. She became the first African-American woman to pass the bar exam in Mississippi. In addition to her legal career, she has written many inspirational and academic works on the issue of racial inequality in the United States.