Thu, Mar 29

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Room 7, USC Gould School of Law

A CONVERSATION WITH MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

In conversation with civil rights icon & children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman

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A CONVERSATION WITH MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

Time & Location

Mar 29, 2018, 12:15 PM

Room 7, USC Gould School of Law, 699 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

About The Event

Marian Wright Edelman first became involved in the civil rights movement in the 1950s as an undergraduate at Spelman College, where she was jailed for participating in sit-ins. After graduating from Yale Law School, she became the first African American woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar. In the face of fierce opposition, she established the state office of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Jackson, Mississippi, where she represented activists during the cataclysmic Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964. In 1968, she started one of the earliest public interest law firms, the Washington Research Project, and worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Poor People’s Campaign. In 1973 She founded the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), the nation’s leading advocacy and research center for children's issues—especially poor children, children of color, and children with disabilities.

Co Sponsored by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, the Keck School of Medicine's HEAL Program, The USC Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics, and the USC Levan Institute

Lunch Provided.