Interview with Marian Wright Edelman
QUESTION 43
HENRY HAMPTON:

In 1967, '68 you're in your mid-twenties, how can you even talk to a senator?

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN:

Because you have a passion, ah, for something. And I have always had a passion, ah, for seeing that Blacks and the poor get a fair shake in this society. I cannot stand it, to see people suffer unnecessarily. And I don't know, it, if, if you see what needs to be done and you try to say the truth as you see it, ah, I find that people, ah, will respond. My daddy used to always say, just kind of get on the--Sorry, go ahead. I'm not, I'm not giving you what you want.