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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fiercely independent and intensely committed to democracy, Ella Baker was a gifted grassroots organizer who 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 and, along with Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Baker made a place for herself in male-dominated political circles that included King, W. E. B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, and A. Philip Randolph, all the while nurturing political relationships with women, students, and activists - both black and white - across organizational and ideological boundaries. Baker's most notable political accomplishment was her unique role as the main political adviser to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the early 1960s. A committed teacher, she also served as an intellectual mentor to a new generation of leaders such as Bob Moses, Julian Bond, Marian Wright Edelman, Connie Curry, and Eleanor Holmes Norton." "In this biography, Barbara Ransby chronicles Baker's political career, from her political awakening in the vibrant atmosphere of 1930s Harlem to her work against economic injustice and political repression in the 1970s. Ransby shows Baker to be a complex figure whose radical, democratic, humanistic worldview, commitment to empowering the black poor, and emphasis on group-centered, grassroots leadership set her apart from most of her political contemporaries."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ransby, Barbara
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Gender & American culture
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  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • Baker, Ella
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
  • Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
Label
Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision, Barbara Ransby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [425]-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Now, Who Are Your People?: Norfolk, Virginia, and Littleton, North Carolina, 1903-1918.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Reluctant Rebel and an Exceptional Student: Shaw Academy and Shaw University, 1918-1927.
  • p. 46
  • 3.
  • Harlem during the 1930s: The Making of a Black Radical Activist and Intellectual.
  • p. 64
  • 4.
  • Fighting Her Own Wars: The NAACP National Office, 1940-1946.
  • p. 105
  • 5.
  • Cops, Schools, and Communism: Local Politics and Global Ideologies - New York City in the 1950s.
  • p. 148
  • 6.
  • Preacher and the Organizer: The Politics of Leadership in the Early Civil Rights Movement.
  • p. 170
  • 7.
  • New Battlefields and New Allies: Shreveport, Birmingham, and the Southern Conference Education Fund.
  • p. 209
  • 8.
  • Mentoring a New Generation of Activists: The Birth of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1960-1961.
  • p. 239
  • 9.
  • Empowerment of an Indigenous Southern Black Leadership, 1961-1964.
  • p. 273
  • 10.
  • Mississippi Goddamn: Fighting for Freedom in the Belly of the Beast of Southern Racism.
  • p. 299
  • 11.
  • Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the Radical Campaigns of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • p. 330
  • 12.
  • Freirian Teacher, a Gramscian Intellectual, and a Radical Humanist: Ella Baker's Legacy.
  • p. 357
  • App.
  • Ella Baker's Organizational Affiliations, 1927-1986.
  • p. 375
  • Notes.
  • p. 377
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 425
  • Index.
  • p. 451
Control code
l82002153275
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 470 p.
Isbn
9780807856161
Lccn
2002153275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision, Barbara Ransby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [425]-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Now, Who Are Your People?: Norfolk, Virginia, and Littleton, North Carolina, 1903-1918.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Reluctant Rebel and an Exceptional Student: Shaw Academy and Shaw University, 1918-1927.
  • p. 46
  • 3.
  • Harlem during the 1930s: The Making of a Black Radical Activist and Intellectual.
  • p. 64
  • 4.
  • Fighting Her Own Wars: The NAACP National Office, 1940-1946.
  • p. 105
  • 5.
  • Cops, Schools, and Communism: Local Politics and Global Ideologies - New York City in the 1950s.
  • p. 148
  • 6.
  • Preacher and the Organizer: The Politics of Leadership in the Early Civil Rights Movement.
  • p. 170
  • 7.
  • New Battlefields and New Allies: Shreveport, Birmingham, and the Southern Conference Education Fund.
  • p. 209
  • 8.
  • Mentoring a New Generation of Activists: The Birth of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1960-1961.
  • p. 239
  • 9.
  • Empowerment of an Indigenous Southern Black Leadership, 1961-1964.
  • p. 273
  • 10.
  • Mississippi Goddamn: Fighting for Freedom in the Belly of the Beast of Southern Racism.
  • p. 299
  • 11.
  • Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the Radical Campaigns of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • p. 330
  • 12.
  • Freirian Teacher, a Gramscian Intellectual, and a Radical Humanist: Ella Baker's Legacy.
  • p. 357
  • App.
  • Ella Baker's Organizational Affiliations, 1927-1986.
  • p. 375
  • Notes.
  • p. 377
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 425
  • Index.
  • p. 451
Control code
l82002153275
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 470 p.
Isbn
9780807856161
Lccn
2002153275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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