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Transcript of Ella Baker
Ella Baker's Early Life
Ella was born on December 13, 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia. She died on December 13, 1986, in New York City on her 83rd birthday from natural causes.
In about 1940, Ella Baker became a field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or NAACP. She raised funds and recruiting new members to the organization. In 1946, Ella became the NAACP's national director of branches. She took over care for her niece, Jackie Brockington, a few years later, Ella resigned from her NAACP post. She felt her position required too much travel. Staying in New York, Ella worked for a number of local organizations, including the New York Urban League.
What did she do
Ella graduated from Shaw University in 1927. She did not have enough money for further schooling to become either a medical missionary or a social worker, occupations to which she had aspired. Her college degree in hand, she went to New York City.
the good/bad things that happened
Ella Josephine Baker was born on Dec. 13, 1903. She developed a sense for social justice early in her life. Growing up in North Carolina, Ella listened to her grandmother tell stories about slave revolts. Her grandmother had been whipped for refusing to marry a man chosen for her by the slave owner. Ella studied at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She challenged school policies that she thought were unfair. After graduating in 1927 as class valedictorian, Ella moved to NYC and began joining social activist organizations.
When and were she was born and died
Strong People Don't Need Strong Leaders
Ella studied at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She challenged school policies that she thought were unfair. Ella moved to NYC and began joining social activist organizations.
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Before she died
Before she died Ella continued to fight for social justice and equality for the rest of her life. With her many years of experience as a protester and organizer, she gave her wise counsel to numerous organizations and causes, including the Third World Women's Coordinating Committee and the Puerto Rican Solidarity Committee.