Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2003 - Political Science - 470 pages
One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of li
 

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Ella Baker! She was an amazing activist, and we could all learn so much from her...and by reading this book! It was an easy read, and packed full of information. A bit repetitive at points, but definitely worthy of about 4.5 stars. Read full review

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From her birth in Norfolk, VA, to her radicalism as a Harlem intellectual in the 1930s, Ella Jo Baker (1903-86) learned to hold fast to her roots and grab the belly of the beasts of racism and ... Read full review

Contents

The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
10
Norfolk Virginia and Littleton North Carolina 19o31918
13
The Empowerment of an Indigenous Southern
273
A Freirian Teacher a Gramscian Intellectual
357
Appendix Ella Bakers Organizational Affiliations 19271986
375
Bibliography
425
Index
451
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Page vi - Council (SRC), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee (SNCC).

About the author (2003)

Barbara Ransby is professor of African American studies and history and director of the Gender and Women's Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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