Bearing Witness

by Billy Shore

MArian Wright Edelman bearing witness to child poverty

Thursday, March 24, 2011


There is probably no one who has thought longer and more passionately about children in poverty than Marian Wright Edelman, the legendary founder of the Children’s Defense Fund. This week she had an article in the Huffington Post describing their recent report “Held Captive: Child Poverty in America” whose title comes from looking at the issue through the eyes of a 13 year old girl in rural Mississippi. I found Marian’s effort to “capture a particular truth about poor children’s lives” to be provocative reading and thought you might too. Her article can be found at