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Marsha Coleman-Adebayo recounts her case against the Environmental Protection Agency, her former employer, who attempted to quell the author’s claims that a corporation was responsible for hundreds of deaths in a vanadium mine in South Africa. Ms. Coleman-Adebayo recalls her court battle against the agency and the development of the No FEAR Coalition she organized to provide protection to other whistleblowers. Maria Coleman-Adebayo’s efforts led to the passage of the first civil rights legislation of the 21st century, Notification of Federal Employees Antidiscrimination and Retaliation, signed into law by former President George W. Bush in 2002. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo speaks at the New York Public Library in New York City.