Interview with Marian Wright Edelman
QUESTION 27
HENRY HAMPTON:

Was it naive to think that the government would respond that quickly to something while you were in town?

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN:

It is never naive to think that, ah, a democratic country will do what is right. It is, you know, and you keep at it, ah, today I still think that Americans are going to respond, ah, to growing child hunger and homelessness, ah, even if I know one will work for another ten or fifteen years to get them to do that. But you got to have both division and the expectation.

HENRY HAMPTON:

OK.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN:

Go ahead.