Ella Baker

  title={Ella Baker},
  author={A. Elliott},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={593 - 603}
  • A. Elliott
  • Published 1996
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Black Studies
  • This article examines the role of Ella Baker in the civil rights movement. Some called her &dquo;Fundi,&dquo; a teacher of great wisdom. Others called her &dquo;Mama Baker&dquo; (Grant, 1981). She was held in high esteem by dozens of civil rights activists, yet her contributions have been largely ignored. The all too frequent absence of women in the rhetorical body and theory of the movement render said studies bankrupt. That Black women were agents of change and fought valiantly on all fronts… CONTINUE READING
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