Interview with Marian Wright Edelman
QUESTION 42
HENRY HAMPTON:

You were 25, 26 years-old and you were getting senators to come to Mississippi to do something. You say it casually but that's a remarkable thing. How in the devil does that work?

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN:

It doesn't work. I didn't feel getting senators to come to Mississippi was remarkable. I was trying to do my job. It never occurred to me that anything I was doing was remarkable. I was simply responding to a need. The only time I find I get in trouble is when I start thinking about what I'm doing and whether or not I'm going to look good or whether or not it's going to get something, you know.