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From the Ted Talk by Marian Wright Edelman: Reflections from a lifetime fighting to end child poverty

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But you wouldn't have seen such ________ _______, and the outside white kids who'd come in to help register voters in the 1964 Summer Project where we lost those three young men. But once they left, the _____ left, and there was just _______ need, and people were trying to push the poor out. And so, you know, Head Start came, and we applied for it, because the state turned it down. And that's true of a lot of states that don't take Medicaid these days. And we ran the largest Head Start program in the ______, and it changed their lives. They had books that had ________ who looked like them in it, and we were attacked all over the place.

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  1. poverty
  2. press
  3. nation
  4. children
  5. massive
  6. grinding

Original Text

But you wouldn't have seen such grinding poverty, and the outside white kids who'd come in to help register voters in the 1964 Summer Project where we lost those three young men. But once they left, the press left, and there was just massive need, and people were trying to push the poor out. And so, you know, Head Start came, and we applied for it, because the state turned it down. And that's true of a lot of states that don't take Medicaid these days. And we ran the largest Head Start program in the nation, and it changed their lives. They had books that had children who looked like them in it, and we were attacked all over the place.

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