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Dr. Marian Wright Edelman speaks to members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at a recent legislative conference following her remarks about child poverty in the U.S. and the Children's Defense Fund's latest report, "The State of America's Children 2014."

Dr. Marian Wright Edelman speaks to members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at a recent legislative conference following her remarks about child poverty in the U.S. and the Children's Defense Fund's latest report, "The State of America's Children 2014."

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