Marian Wright Edelman, civil rights attorney and longtime advocate for children, has been chosen to be a recipient of the 2017 Inamori Ethics Prize for her exemplary career as a champion for children. The award honors individuals for significant and lasting contributions to ethical leadership on the global stage.?
For decades, Wright Edelman has fought for the rights of the nation?s poorest citizens, especially children.? In 1973, she founded the nonprofit organization Children?s Defense Fund, which still today, serves as a voice for the voiceless.
“Marian Wright Edelman is a hugely inspirational change agent who has been indefatigable and remarkably effective in her efforts to improve lives, especially the lives of children,” Inamori Center Director Shannon French, the Inamori Professor in Ethics and a professor at the School of Law and in the Department of Philosophy, said today in announcing the center’s 2017 prize winner.