Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement

A Radical Democratic Vision

Author: Barbara Ransby

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807856161

Category: Political Science

Page: 470

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A portrait of one of the most important black leaders of the twentieth century introduces readers to the fiery woman who inspired generations of activists.
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Ella Baker

Freedom Bound

Author: Joanne Grant

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471327172

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Ella Baker

Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement

Author: J. Todd Moye

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442215674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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Ella Josephine Baker (1903-1986) was among the most influential strategists of the most important social movement in modern US history, the Civil Rights Movement, yet most Americans have never heard of her. Behind the scenes, she organized on behalf of the major civil rights organizations of her day—the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC), and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)—among many other activist groups. As she once told an interviewer, “[Y]ou didn’t see me on television, you didn’t see news stories about me. The kind of role that I tried to play was to pick up pieces or put pieces together out of which I hoped organization might come. My theory is, strong people don’t need strong leaders.” Rejecting charismatic leadership as a means of social change, Baker invented a form of grassroots community organizing for social justice that had a profound impact on the struggle for civil rights and continues to inspire agents of change on behalf of a wide variety of social issues. In this book, historian J. Todd Moye masterfully reconstructs Baker’s life and contribution for a new generation of readers. Those who despair that the civil rights story is told too often from the top down and at the dearth of accessible works on women who helped shape the movement will welcome this new addition to the Library of African American Biography series, designed to provide concise, readable, and up-to-date lives of leading black figures in American history.
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Tales Of Olden Time

Author: Ella Baker

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781011486182

Category: History

Page: 132

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Big and Small

Author: Ella Baker

Publisher: Rosen Classroom

ISBN: 9781448888757

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

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Explores the size difference between different objects.
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Lift as You Climb

The Story of Ella Baker

Author: Patricia Hruby Powell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534406247

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Learn about the civil rights activist Ella Baker in this inspiring picture book from Sibert Honor winner Patricia Hruby Powell and Caldecott Honor winner R. Gregory Christie. “What do you hope to accomplish?” asked Ella Baker’s granddaddy when she was still a child. Her mother provided the answer: “Lift as you climb.” Long before the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, Ella Baker worked to lift others up by fighting racial injustice and empowering poor African Americans to stand up for their rights. Her dedication and grassroots work in many communities made her a valuable ally for leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and she has been ranked as one of the most influential women in the civil rights movement. In the 1960s she worked to register voters and organize sit-ins, and she became a teacher and mentor to many young activists. Caldecott Honor winner R. Gregory Christie’s powerful pictures pair with Patricia Hruby Powell’s poignant words to paint a vivid portrait of the fight for the freedom of the human spirit.
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Freedom Cannot Rest

Ella Baker and the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon

Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Pub

ISBN: 9781931798716

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Presents the life and accomplishments of the equality activist who advised the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which influenced the sit-in movement of the early 1960s.
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