Interview with Marian Wright Edelman
QUESTION 31
HENRY HAMPTON:

So, you never thought at the end of 1968 of giving up?

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN:

Giving up was simply not a part of the language of my childhood or of my upraising. You don't give up. Nobody has a right to give up on any child. I don't think you have a right to give up on your country. You never give up on your ideals. And those of us who really believed in the things that Dr. King stood for have an obligation to try to follow him rather than just celebrate him. I would never give up as long as we have poverty or racism in this country and we still do.