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date: 24 January 2021

Wickenden, Elizabethlocked

(1909–2001)
  • Eric R. KingsonEric R. KingsonSchool of Social Work, Syracuse University

Summary

Elizabeth Wickenden (1909–2001) was a social work administrator and advisor, policy writer, and advocate. In the 1950s, she launched an effective coalition of social welfare and labor organizations, known as the “Wicky Lobby.” A pioneering legal rights advocate, she advanced legal services and class action strategies on behalf of public assistance and child welfare clients.

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