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Gazette Premium Content Clark, Edelman to be inducted into SC Hall of Fame

Associated Press Updated: February 19, 2014 at 11:02 am

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The founder of the Children's Defense Fund and a noted civil rights advocate are being inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame.

Each year a living and a deceased South Carolinian are added.

Bennettsville native Marian Wright Edelman is the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund. Edelman was the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar and directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund office in Jacksonville, Miss.

Civil rights activist Septima Clark was born in Charleston in 1898 and died in 1987. She developed literacy and citizenship workshops during the civil rights movement and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., often referred to her as the "Mother of the Movement."

The induction ceremony will be held Monday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

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