Marvel Cooke also worked as a social worker to bring social and political change in the country. She agitated to reform by breaking barriers of racism and sexism. She also addressed the problem of underpayment to laborers by her newspaper series “I Was a Slave”.
Marvel married Cecil Cooke in 1929. Her husband was an athlete and teacher. She was a happy wife but after some years of marriage, her husband died in 1978. Before marrying her husband she broke off her engagement with Roy Wilkins. Although she has been serving her life socially, but her net worth should be in millions.