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Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision

Author: Barbara Ransby
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2003.
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A portrait of one of the most important black leaders of the twentieth century introduces readers to the fiery woman who inspired generations of activists.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Ella Baker; Ella Baker, Politikerin.; Ella Baker; Ella Baker
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ransby
ISBN: 0807827789 9780807827789 9780807856161 0807856169
OCLC Number: 51003919
Awards: Lillian Smith Book Award, 2004
American Historical Association Joan Kelly Memorial Prize, 2003.
Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 2004.
Description: xvii, 470 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Now, who are your people?: Norfolk, Virginia, and Littleton, North Carolina, 1903-1918 --
A reluctant rebel and an exceptional student: Shaw Academy and Shaw University, 1918-1927 --
Harlem during the 1930s: the making of a black radical activist and intellectual --
Fighting her own wars: the NAACP national office, 1940-1946 --
Cops, schools, and communism: local politics and global ideologies: New York City in the 1950s --
The preacher and the organizer: the politics of leadership in the early civil rights movement --
New battlefields and new allies: Shreveport, Birmingham, and the Southern Conference Education Fund --
Mentoring a new generation of activists: the birth of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1960-1961 --
The empowerment of an indigenous southern Black leadership, 1961-1964 --
Mississippi Goddamn: fighting for freedom in the belly of the beast of southern racism --
The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the radical campaigns of the 1960s and 1970s --
A Freirian teacher, a Gramscian intellectual, and a radical humanist: Ella Baker's legacy --
Ella Baker's organizational affiliations, 1927-1986.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Responsibility: Barbara Ransby.
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Barbara Ransby chronicles Ella Baker's long political career as an organizer, intellectual and teacher, from her early experiences in depression-era Harlem to the civil rights movement of the 50s and  Read more...

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