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Celebration of Civil Rights leader Ella Baker takes place in Littleton

A celebration took place on Friday morning in Littleton honoring the hard work and dedication of the late civil rights leader Ella Baker. The celebration began with the unveiling of the repaired highway mile marker on U.S. 158 near East End Avenue. The marker was originally damaged back in 2019 and placed in storage. After several years of trying to secure the funding for the repairs, the funds were secured by the North Carolina Department of Natural & Cultural Resources and the project was fulfilled.
LITTLETON, NC
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Poster on Ella Baker advances Hemmerling students to state competition

For three girls at Hemmerling Elementary School in Banning, inspiration of a lesser-known figure in America’s Civil Rights movement has propelled them to enter a project to the state’s History Day competition. In the Elementary Group Poster category, fifth-graders Jazlyn Brandon, Giselle Ibarra and Rhylie Walls advanced to...
BANNING, CA
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Vanderbilt University News

Ella Baker Day talk to explore ‘Sustaining the Power of Grassroots Organizing’

Briana Perry, co-executive director of Healthy and Free Tennessee, will discuss “We Who Believe in Freedom: Sustaining the Power of Grassroots Organizing” on Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Student Life Center Board of Trust Room. The event, presented by the Office for Equity, Diversity...
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lakegastongazette-observer.com

Repaired Highway Marker Honoring Civil Rights Leader Ella Baker to be Reinstalled

A repaired historical highway marker recognizing a North Carolina civil rights leader soon will be reinstalled at its original location. Originally dedicated in 2011, the marker honors civil rights leader Ella Baker. It was damaged in 2019 and placed in storage. A ceremony unveiling the repaired marker will take place...
LITTLETON, NC
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Repaired Highway Marker Honoring Civil Rights Leader Ella Baker to be Reinstalled

A repaired historical highway marker recognizing a North Carolina civil rights leader soon will be reinstalled at its original location. Originally dedicated in 2011, the marker honors civil rights leader Ella Baker. It was damaged in 2019 and placed in storage. A ceremony unveiling the repaired marker will take place...
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Ella Baker: A Mentor of Grassroots Politics

Black History Month is a complicated and sometimes contradictory concept. Ever since it was first conceived by Carter Woodson, the fight to put Black history in its proper, central place in the overall narrative has been an ever-changing effort. Figures like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Stokely Carmichael, Fredrick Douglass, and the late John Lewis are all honored throughout this winter month, and rightly so. But one name rarely gets mentioned despite her critical importance to the civil rights movement and American politics today. Known as a mentor and teacher among her fellow activists, the legendary activist Ella Baker is perhaps one of the most prolific and experienced activists in civil rights history. She is almost certainly one of the most prolific activists of the 20th century. Her emphasis on radical democracy, localized leadership, and interpersonal cooperation made her a model for intersectional political activism. Though excellent biographers like Barbara Ransby have given her some attention biographers like Barbara Ransby, her legacy has largely been ignored. That is a mistake. Baker’s legacy is an integral part of the American tradition of grassroots politics, and her story is critical to understanding the civil rights movement and political activism today.
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Baltimore Times

Ella Baker: A woman you need to know about

Celebrate the life of Ella Jo Baker, born on December 13, 1903, in Norfolk, Virginia, raised in North Carolina. Much remains owed to Ella Baker, an unsung civil rights movement hero, who co-developed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Baker, a giant in the annals of social and civil rights, passed away on December 13, 1986, at 83. She combined the talents of a great organizer, leading intellectual, a great teacher and the wherewithal to inspire.
NORFOLK, VA
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Ella Baker; Healing Baltimore City; Sexual Assault Awareness Month

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — April is Confederate History Month in many Southern states. Confederate History Month was established to recognize and honor the history of the Confederate States of America. Topic #1. As a pushback to Confederate History Month, Ella Baker Day was created. Ella, who was born in Virginia,...
BALTIMORE, MD
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Women’s History Month Heroes You Should Know: Ella Baker

Happy Women’s History Month! This is the 1st blog of a series of blogs called “Women’s History Month Heroes You Should Know”. This series will be a collection of my research into little-known American women who have made history in one way or another (or multiple ways!). The focus of...
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Black History Month: Ella Baker

She played a major role in three of the biggest groups of the civil rights movement, but Ella Baker somehow still remains largely unknown outside activist circles. Baker grew up in North Carolina, where her grandmother’s stories about life under slavery inspired her passion for social justice. As an adult,...
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BHM Spotlight: Ella Baker

Before she was a major founder of many of the organizations and demonstrations that drove the Civil Rights Movement, Ella Josephine Baker was local to the same geography as Fayetteville State University. Baker was born in 1903 in Norfolk, VA, but her family eventually moved to Littleton, North Carolina which...
FAYETTEVILLE, NC
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Why Ella Baker is one of Eddie Glaude's heroes

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