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Ella Baker (1903 - 1986)
Arranging peaceful sit-ins and collaborating with other great leaders such as, W. E. B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph, and Martin Luther King Jr., portrays the importance of Ella Josephine Baker during the Civil Rights Movement and in black history. She was inspired by the resilient stories of life as a slave, told to her by her grandmother, that moved her forward with purpose in her life. Determined to bring justice and equality to America, Ms. Baker organized pivotal events that helped put a stop to segregation and Jim Crow. Her career spanned more than five decades, and she became the mentor for many emerging activists, such as Diane Nash, Stokely Carmichael, Rosa Parks, and Bob Moses.
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