Quotes by Ella Baker

About Ella Baker:

Ella Josephine Baker was an African-American civil rights and human rights activist. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned over five decades. She worked alongside some of the most famous civil rights leaders of the 20th century, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph, and Martin Luther King, Jr. She also mentored many emerging activists such as Diane Nash, Stokely Carmichael, Rosa Parks, and Bob Moses. She was a critic of professionalized, charismatic leadership and a promoter of grassroots organizing and radical democracy. She has been called "One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement."

Author Bio

  • NameElla Baker
  • DescriptionAfrican-American civil rights and human rights activist
  • AliasesElla Josephine Baker
  • BornDecember 13, 1903
  • DiedDecember 13, 1986
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • AwardsNational Women's Hall Of Fame