Children's Defense Fund
Children's Defense Fund

Arne Duncan, US Sec. of Education during the Obama Administration makes a case about the importance of finding young African American men to teach in urban schools across the country as Marian Wright Edelman looks on, Friday, May 7, 2010.

Children's Defense Fund
Children's Defense Fund

US Sec of Education Arne Duncan, left, and Marian Wright Edelman, right, listen to CDF students sing to them during a site visit in New Orleans, La., Friday, May 7, 2010.

Children's Defense Fund
Children's Defense Fund

A child stares off into the sky as a relative contemplates her life after evacuating New Orleans months after Hurricane Katrina.(Charles A. Smith/Photographer on assignment for the CDF)

Children's Defense Fund
Children's Defense Fund

A child displaced by Hurricane Katrina looks at her temporary home shortly after arriving from New Orleans, La. (Charles A. Smith/photographer on assignment for CDF)

Edgar Ray Killen Trial
Edgar Ray Killen Trial

One time Klu Klux Klan leader Edgar Ray Killen is wheeled into the Neshoba County courthouse for his sentencing hearing after being convicted of  three counts of manslaughter on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 for the deaths of the three civil rights workers in 1964, in Philadelphia, Miss., June 23, 2005.(AP Photo/Charles Smith)

CSpire
CSpire

CSpire ad campaign

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NPR.ORG
NPR.ORG

Francis Brauner was instrumental in helping launch a class-action lawsuit on behalf of current inmates at Louisiana's Angola prison, suing for care that allegedly caused them "needless pain and suffering."

NPR.ORG
NPR.ORG

Francis Brauner was instrumental in helping launch a class-action lawsuit on behalf of current inmates at Louisiana's Angola prison, suing for care that allegedly caused them "needless pain and suffering."

  EDDIE BODY  - Jim's Grocery/Prosperity Street   "The children come out and have fun, and they look forward to it every year. The whole community comes together, and we make this an annual event. It’s great for the kids.”

EDDIE BODY - Jim's Grocery/Prosperity Street

"The children come out and have fun, and they look forward to it every year. The whole community comes together, and we make this an annual event. It’s great for the kids.”

  LENORA HORNER  - Helping Others Help Themselves   "A little girl in my community came to me for help. She wanted to do better in school. That’s what made me want to help the community. Somebody came to me and needed my help. That was my call to do what I do and be a mentor to kids."

LENORA HORNER - Helping Others Help Themselves

"A little girl in my community came to me for help. She wanted to do better in school. That’s what made me want to help the community. Somebody came to me and needed my help. That was my call to do what I do and be a mentor to kids."

  CHARLES KING  - Smarty Pants Educational Services   "When I conducted a Smarty Pants Healthy Lifestyle presentation at a Head Start center, the psychologist on staff told me he had never seen anyone hold the children’s attention as long as I had. I’ve been doing this work for 28 years. It’s my passion."

CHARLES KING - Smarty Pants Educational Services

"When I conducted a Smarty Pants Healthy Lifestyle presentation at a Head Start center, the psychologist on staff told me he had never seen anyone hold the children’s attention as long as I had. I’ve been doing this work for 28 years. It’s my passion."

  BARBARA COX  - Meadow Ridge Senior Center   "We’ve become a family-like community. Even the seniors’ children would come back and tell me how much they appreciate me taking care of the elderly."

BARBARA COX - Meadow Ridge Senior Center

"We’ve become a family-like community. Even the seniors’ children would come back and tell me how much they appreciate me taking care of the elderly."

  LANDON STOKES  - Georgetown Festival   "As the Georgetown Festival got larger, people wanted more. Each year it’s growing. We love our community. Basically, that’s what it’s all about—the people and the whole neighborhood just getting together."

LANDON STOKES - Georgetown Festival

"As the Georgetown Festival got larger, people wanted more. Each year it’s growing. We love our community. Basically, that’s what it’s all about—the people and the whole neighborhood just getting together."

Veterans Day 2018
Veterans Day 2018

ROBERT SHORT, 33

Sergeant 1st Class, National Guard & Military Police, 15 Years.

Served in Kuwait and Iraq. 

Veterans Day 2018
Veterans Day 2018

TARA RIVERS, 46

Sergeant 1st Class, United States Army, 28 Years. 

Served in Iraq.

Veterans Day 2018
Veterans Day 2018

LAUREN SHORT, 30

Staff Sergeant & Recruiter, National Guard, 12 Years. 

Served in Iraq. 

Veterans Day 2018
Veterans Day 2018

SHANNON LOTT, 46

Retired Master Sergeant, United States Army, 25 Years. 

Served in Iraq.

Veterans Day 2018
Veterans Day 2018

SUSIE HUBBARD, 43

Captain, United States Army, 20 Years. 

Associated Press
Associated Press

I was on assignment for Associated Press Content Services for Drake University Alumni Magazine in Sunflower county, Mississippi.

Children's Defense Fund
Children's Defense Fund

a single mother of three, peers outside her rented apartment in the same isolated, low-income community of Indianola, Miss., where she grew up among the cotton and soybean fields of the Mississippi Delta.

Children's Defense Fund
Children's Defense Fund

A young child peers into the camera while her sister reads in the small delta town of Indianola, Mississippi. 

Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger

Akami Graham, a local singer in Jackson, Mississippi leaves banking for a music career. 

Children's Defense Fund
Children's Defense Fund

A young resident of New Orleans, La had to abandon his home during Hurricane Katrina eventually setting up residence in Baton Rouge. 

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