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Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision

This book is about Ella Baker
"Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision" is a compelling biography that illuminates the life of Ella Baker, a pivotal but often unsung hero of the civil rights movement. Published on April 28, 2003, this book by Barbara Ransby takes readers through the journey of Baker's fifty-year career, from her early days in Harlem to her influential roles in major organizations like the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Unlike many of her contemporaries, Baker's approach to leadership was uniquely democratic and community-focused, advocating for the empowerment of the marginalized and emphasizing a grassroots approach. This narrative not only explores Baker's interactions with prominent male leaders but also highlights her connections with an array of women, students, and activists of all races, portraying a rich tapestry of relationships that shaped the movement. Ideal for college students studying racial justice and gender equality, Ransby's book challenges readers to reflect on the intersections of various progressive struggles and the profound impact of leadership that elevates collective over individual success.
Published by The University of North Carolina Press on April 28, 2003
544 pages
ISBN: 9780807827789
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