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Ella Baker: Freedom Bound

Ella Baker: Freedom Bound

Author: Joanne Grant

Year Published: 1999

Description: Ella Baker: Freedom Bound by Joanne Grant is the biography of a lesser known but highly significant civil rights pioneer, Ella Baker, whose community activism and reporting in New York City during the 1940s played a significant role in galvanizing support for desegregation in the American south. Later, in helping to establish and mentor two key organizations—the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee—Baker significantly shaped the trajectory and tone of America's struggle for desegregation and racial equality.

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'Her life work was one of rebellion, though sometimes she recognized the need for compromise. She gathered strength, courage and determination from her slave forebears and applied the lessons she gained from her experience to the vagaries of the movement that she was involved in. '

Ella Baker: Freedom Bound

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