Ella Baker Research Paper

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People make history and history makes an impact on the world; Ella Baker did just that. Never putting herself at the center of attention, Baker’s main involvements in history include the establishment of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, working as a director of branches for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and lastly, forming meetings for the people from the Greensboro sit-ins that transformed into the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC). Although unable to face any grave consequences, Bakers mainly impact on history was during the Civil Rights era from 1931-1986. Baker was against segregation at the time when there was racial discrimination of African Americans and minorities. Today she is known as the backbone of the Civil Rights Movement and considered as one of the most influential African American women activist/advocate that aided in not only African American rights but human rights as a whole. Born in a small town, Baker was raised watchfully alongside her grandmother, Josephine Elizabeth “Bet” Ross. Her parents, Georgianna Ross and Blake Baker, were overjoyed when she was born on December 13, 1903, in Norfolk, Virginia.…show more content…
With beliefs that hit close to home, an armada of believers in change, and a legacy for many being known as the mother of socialism, Ella Baker serves as the structure of desegregation. She ensured that all people are educated and are treated with dignity and equality. In establishing organizations the modeling of America would be far from it is now. Our nation as of now would have not recognized the basic needs that protect us from violence and abuse. The leadership, optimism and audacity she brought upon the people empowered them to make a difference. Changes are not impossible; they can be made, and can be done, so that people may achieve

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