Ella baker part 2

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Ella baker part 2

She helped out with the Mississippi Feeedom Democratic Party as an alternative to the states Democratic Party which held segregationist views. While they were unsuccessful in their actions, the MFDP brought a lot of attention to their case.

She left the SCLC but remained active in the SNCC for many years.

One of the leading figures in the civil rights movement.

Ella Baker

Her Life

1950

1957

1960

1964

1981-86

History

Moved to Atlanta to help organize Martin Luther King Jr.'s new organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference(SCLC)

Ella Baker continued to fight for equality and justice throughout her life. As she was involved in many organizations through her life, she was able to give her advise and mentor many other organizations including the Third World Women's Coordinating Committee and the Puerto Rican Solidarity Committee. In 1981 Ella Baker's life was chronicled in the documentary Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker. Her nickname Fundi comes from the Swahili word that means a person who passes down craft to the next generation. She then died on December 13, 1986 making her 83 years old.


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