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The Resource Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision, Barbara Ransby

Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision, Barbara Ransby

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Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision
Title
Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement
Title remainder
a radical democratic vision
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Ransby
Title variation
Ella Baker & the Black freedom movement
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • One of the most important African American leaders of the 20th century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned 50 years and touched thousands of lives
  • "One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of lives. A gifted grassroots organizer, Baker shunned the spotlight in favor of vital behind-the-scenes work that helped power the black freedom struggle. She was a national officer and key figure in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and a prime mover in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Baker made a place for herself in predominantly male political circles that included W.E.B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King Jr., all the while maintaining relationships with a vibrant group of women, students, and activists both black and white. In this deeply researched biography, Barbara Ransby chronicles Baker's long and rich political career as an organizer, an intellectual, and a teacher, from her early experiences in depression-era Harlem to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Ransby shows Baker to be a complex figure whose radical, democratic worldview, commitment to empowering the black poor, and emphasis on group-centered, grassroots leadership set her apart from most of her political contemporaries. Beyond documenting an extraordinary life, the book paints a vivid picture of the African American fight for justice and its intersections with other progressive struggles worldwide across the twentieth century."--Provided by publisher
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Awards note
  • Lillian Smith Book Award, 2004
  • American Historical Association Joan Kelly Memorial Prize, 2003.
  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 2004.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ransby, Barbara
Dewey number
  • 323/.092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.B214
LC item number
R36 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gender & American culture
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  • Baker, Ella
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • Baker, Ella
  • Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
  • Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Race relations
  • Southern States
  • United States
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Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision, Barbara Ransby
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Now, who are your people?: Norfolk, Virginia, and Littleton, North Carolina, 1903-1918 -- A reluctant rebel and an exceptional student: Shaw Academy and Shaw University, 1918-1927 -- Harlem during the 1930s: the making of a black radical activist and intellectual -- Fighting her own wars: the NAACP national office, 1940-1946 -- Cops, schools, and communism: local politics and global ideologies: New York City in the 1950s -- The preacher and the organizer: the politics of leadership in the early civil rights movement -- New battlefields and new allies: Shreveport, Birmingham, and the Southern Conference Education Fund -- Mentoring a new generation of activists: the birth of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1960-1961 -- The empowerment of an indigenous southern Black leadership, 1961-1964 -- Mississippi Goddamn: fighting for freedom in the belly of the beast of southern racism -- The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the radical campaigns of the 1960s and 1970s -- A Freirian teacher, a Gramscian intellectual, and a radical humanist: Ella Baker's legacy -- Ella Baker's organizational affiliations, 1927-1986
Control code
53946671
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780807862704
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53946671
Label
Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision, Barbara Ransby
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Now, who are your people?: Norfolk, Virginia, and Littleton, North Carolina, 1903-1918 -- A reluctant rebel and an exceptional student: Shaw Academy and Shaw University, 1918-1927 -- Harlem during the 1930s: the making of a black radical activist and intellectual -- Fighting her own wars: the NAACP national office, 1940-1946 -- Cops, schools, and communism: local politics and global ideologies: New York City in the 1950s -- The preacher and the organizer: the politics of leadership in the early civil rights movement -- New battlefields and new allies: Shreveport, Birmingham, and the Southern Conference Education Fund -- Mentoring a new generation of activists: the birth of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1960-1961 -- The empowerment of an indigenous southern Black leadership, 1961-1964 -- Mississippi Goddamn: fighting for freedom in the belly of the beast of southern racism -- The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the radical campaigns of the 1960s and 1970s -- A Freirian teacher, a Gramscian intellectual, and a radical humanist: Ella Baker's legacy -- Ella Baker's organizational affiliations, 1927-1986
Control code
53946671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807862704
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3d3f7ce1-aa09-4d9e-afd2-770262abf6ad
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53946671

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