Wright Edelman says she's looking for activism, not leaders, at FIU MLK breakfast

Miami Herald

January 15, 2016


Children’s Defense Fund founder and president Marian Wright Edelman called Friday for people to gather like fleas — “strategic fleas” — as part of a movement to end child poverty. “We don’t need ‘big dogs’... Not everyone needs to be the front leader,” Edelman said during an MLK event at Florida International University. “We get paralyzed and caught up wanting to make a big difference. But the little things add up... Dr. King never started a single movement in his life. He responded to communities... We need to be bubbling up.”
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