THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE

A '60S-STYLE CAMPAIGN AIMS TO PUT KIDS FIRST IN THIS YEAR'S BUDGET BATTLES AND THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE

For Marian Wright Edelman, the youngest daughter of a Baptist preacher, from adversity springs strength. From defeat comes inspiration. If her courage ever fails her, she is not about to say so. Life as she lives it day by day is a series of battles fought along starkly moral lines. That is why Edelman--who helped register black voters in the segregated South, who stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and who gave Robert Kennedy a personal tour to see the malnourished children in the Mississippi Delta--is manning the barricades...

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