Marian Wright Edelman
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.
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