Ella Baker places its subject--the founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee who worked shoulder to shoulder with Martin Luther King, Jr., and other prominent leaders--where she belongs, at the forefront of the civil rights movement.
Table of Contents
Roots of Rebellion. Reveling in New Ideas. Putting People in Motion: The NAACP Years. The Travel Was Bum. The Northern Challenge. Confronting "De Lawd." Political Mama. On the Way to Freedom Land. Grassroots Politics. In Her Image. Black Power's Gon' Get Your Mama! Epilogue. "The Black Woman in the Civil Rights Struggle." Awards Granted to Ella Baker. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
JOANNE GRANT began her career in civil rights as an assistant to NAACP founder W. E. B. Du Bois. While working as a reporter for the National Guardian in the 1960s, she joined the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee and became a close associate of Ella Baker. She produced and directed Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker, an award-winning documentary film nationally telecast on PBS. Ms. Grant is the author of Black Protest, a classic documentary history, and Confrontation on Campus. She lives in New York City.