The Child Watch Column is written by Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund.
This week’s Child Watch Column – “Hanging on to Hope to Keep Black Men and Boys Alive” – is particularly informative and inspirational. I highly recommend reading it in light of recent events. Click Here to read.
In this week’s column, Mrs. Edelman’s talks about Bryan Stevenson, founder and president of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of Just Mercy.
“South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the world’s leading peace and justice advocates, has called Bryan Stevenson “America’s Nelson Mandela.” He has gotten innocent men off death row, successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court multiple times, including to ban “death sentences” — capital punishment and life imprisonment without parole for offenses committed by juveniles.”
Marian Wright Edelman is President of the Children’s Defense Fund. Mrs. Edelman’s Child Watch Column also appears each week on The Huffington Post and on the Children’s Defense Fund web site.
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