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Ella Baker : community organizer of the Civil Rights movement

Author: J Todd Moye
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBLISHERS, INC., [2013]
Series: Library of African-American biography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, historian J. Todd Moye masterfully reconstructs Baker's life and contribution for a new generation of readers. Those who despair that the civil rights story is told too often from the top down and at the dearth of accessible works on women who helped shape the movement will welcome this new addition to the Library of African American biography series, designed to provide concise, readable, and
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ella Baker; Ella Baker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Todd Moye
ISBN: 9781442215658 1442215658 9781442215665 1442215666
OCLC Number: 840477398
Description: ix, 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Strong people don't need strong leaders --
A deep sense of community --
Hotbed of radical thinking --
Give light and the people will find a way --
The hard job of getting down and helping people --
Bigger than a hamburger --
We who believe in freedom cannot rest --
The tribe increases.
Series Title: Library of African-American biography.
Responsibility: J. Todd Moye.

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Ella Josephine Baker was among the most influential strategists of the most important social movement in modern US history, the civil rights movement. In this book, historian J. Todd Moye masterfully  Read more...

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