Wednesday, October 8, 2008

"I'm tired of hearing about your dream"

When we think about political activists during the civil rights movement, we tend to name people like Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, W.E.B. DuBois, and  Malcolm X as the main participants... and that's basically it. But what about Ella Baker, a civil rights and human rights activist who was right along King and DuBois fighting for the same causes and then some. Ella Baker, born on 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia raised in North Carolina, and honored class valedictorian from Shaw University is my kind of woman. Like most young political enthusiasts of the Civil Rights era, Ella moved to New York City and quickly became an editorial staff member of the American West Indian News and the editorial assistant at the Negro National News. ...

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