Remembering Ella Baker.

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Today is the 24th anniversary of the passing of Ella Baker. Baker was a behind the scenes organizer in the civil rights movement who worked for almost 50 years in the field of justice mentoring some of the most widely known civil rights activists of our time. The Ella Baker Center mentions in their reason to name their organization after her was to honor the legacy of an “unsung hero.” Her work focused on building the power of leaders, some of the most important and overlooked work in activism. Take a minute today to honor her memory and read about her work and the amazing work of the Ella Baker Center.

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  1. Posted December 13, 2010 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    She was not just a “behind the scenes” organizer. She formed SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee). She hardly worked just behind the scenes.

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