Quote of the Day: Marian Wright Edelman on Service

The Children’s Defense Fund creator on how charity work is how we show appreciation for the gift of life.


Marian Edelman

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You can read this quote from the book The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours, and others by Marian Wright Edelman in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Also read this quote and more by her here.  

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