Ella Baker – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who is the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, whose behind-the-scenes work inspired students and adults to be activists and cause political and social change. Today we’re talking about the amazing life and legacy of your gal, Ella Baker

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Show Notes & Extras:

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  • Joining the Young Negroes Cooperative League
  • Learning, teaching, and organizing communities around consumer economics
  • Marrying TJ Roberts
  • Working at NAACP
  • Co-founding In Friendship
  • Move to Atlanta in 1957 to organize SCLC with Martin Luther King, Jr
  • Sit-ins
  • Leaving SCLC for SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee)
  • Freedom Rides
  • Mentoring Rosa Parks, Stokely Carmichael, Julian Bond, Diane Nash, and Bob Moses.
  • Video of Diana Nash talking about Ella as a mentor
  • Video of Joe Lewis talking about Ella as a mentor and as a founding mother
  • Third World Women’s Coordinating Committee
  • Jane Addams connection! Check out Episode #7 
  • Puerto Rican Solidarity Committee
  • Her death in 1986
  • The opening of the Ella Baker Center
  • What legacy we think Ella wanted to leave behind
  • What we learned from Ella

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ABOUT YOUR GAL FRIDAY

Your Gal Friday is a weekly podcast about female leaders, innovators and rule breakers.  Your hosts, Dr. Leah Leach & Ms. Phoebe Frear, talk about the life and legacy about a gal as well as what they have learned from her.

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