Ella Baker

  title={Ella Baker},
  author={Aprele Elliott},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={593 - 603}
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… 
The Parallel Rhetorics of Ella Baker
Scholars have done much to uncover the contributions of civil rights organizer Ella Baker. Her invitational rhetoric has been their primary focus. The titles of honor bestowed upon Baker say very
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“Jesus Broke Down the Wall:” A Study on the Potential Impact of Student Religious Organizations on Racial Reconciliation Efforts at the University of Mississippi
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African American Women Leaders in the Civil Rights Movement: A Narrative Inquiry
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From aldermanic patronage to aldermanic menus: racial exclusion and the reinvention of participatory democracy in neoliberal Chicago
  • Laura Pin
  • Sociology
    Studies in Political Economy
  • 2021
Abstract This paper applies a critical institutionalist analysis to the practice of participatory budgeting in Chicago, Illinois. Analyzing contemporary participatory democratic practices, such as
On the record : the visibility of race, class, gender, and age in Richmond, Virginia's newspaper coverage of 1960's sitdown movement
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While a long history of Black feminist thought grapples with the relationship between gender and racial oppression, both historical and present-day examples showcase how white feminists often strug...


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