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Commencement speaker [2013] Marian Wright Edelman

by Edelman, Marian Wright

Abstract

Colorado College 2013 Commencement speaker is Marian Wright Edelman. In addition to being the recipient of a Colorado College honorary degree in 1999, Edelman completed her undergraduate degree at Spelman College and went on to graduate from Yale Law School in 1963. Originally from Bennettsville, S.C., Edelman began practicing law in 1964 when she became the first African-American woman to be admitted to the Mississippi Bar. Before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1968 to serve as counsel for the Poor People's Campaign that Martin Luther King, Jr. began organizing before his death, Edelman directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Miss.

Note

Title, series title and description information from Colorado College Podcast Notable Lectures and Performances website, 10/21/2014.

Administrative Notes

Title, series title and description information from Colorado College Podcast Notable Lectures and Performances website, 10/21/2014.

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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:10409
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
1 audio file (approximately 24:27 minutes)