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The Resource Ella Baker : community organizer of the Civil Rights movement, J. Todd Moye

Ella Baker : community organizer of the Civil Rights movement, J. Todd Moye

Label
Ella Baker : community organizer of the Civil Rights movement
Title
Ella Baker
Title remainder
community organizer of the Civil Rights movement
Statement of responsibility
J. Todd Moye
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this book, historian J. Todd Moye masterfully reconstructs Baker's life and contribution for a new generation of readers. Those who despair that the civil rights story is told too often from the top down and at the dearth of accessible works on women who helped shape the movement will welcome this new addition to the Library of African American biography series, designed to provide concise, readable, and up-to-date lives of leading black figures in American history"--Jacket, p. [2]
  • "Ella Josephine Baker (1903-1986) was among the most influential strategists of the most important social movement in modern US history, the Civil Rights Movement, yet most Americans have never heard of her. Behind the scenes, she organized on behalf of the major civil rights organizations of her day--the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC), and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)--among many other activist groups. As she once told an interviewer, "[Y]ou didn't see me on television, you didn't see news stories about me. The kind of role that I tried to play was to pick up pieces or put pieces together out of which I hoped organization might come. My theory is, strong people don't need strong leaders." Rejecting charismatic leadership as a means of social change, Baker invented a form of grassroots community organizing for social justice that had a profound impact on the struggle for civil rights and continues to inspire agents of change on behalf of a wide variety of social issues. In this book, historian J. Todd Moye masterfully reconstructs Baker's life and contribution for a new generation of readers. Those who despair that the civil rights story is told too often from the top down and at the dearth of accessible works on women who helped shape the movement will welcome this new addition to the Library of African American Biography series, designed to provide concise, readable, and up-to-date lives of leading black figures in American history."--Publisher's description
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moye, J. Todd
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.B214
LC item number
M69 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Library of African American Biography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baker, Ella
  • Baker, Ella
  • Civil rights workers
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • United States
Label
Ella Baker : community organizer of the Civil Rights movement, J. Todd Moye
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-175) 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
Introduction: Strong people don't need strong leaders -- A deep sense of community -- Hotbed of radical thinking -- Give light and the people will find a way -- The hard job of getting down and helping people -- Bigger than a hamburger -- We who believe in freedom cannot rest -- The tribe increases
Control code
ocn840477398
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 185 pages
Isbn
9781442215665
Lccn
2013018707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o840477398
  • (OCoLC)840477398
Label
Ella Baker : community organizer of the Civil Rights movement, J. Todd Moye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-175) 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
Introduction: Strong people don't need strong leaders -- A deep sense of community -- Hotbed of radical thinking -- Give light and the people will find a way -- The hard job of getting down and helping people -- Bigger than a hamburger -- We who believe in freedom cannot rest -- The tribe increases
Control code
ocn840477398
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 185 pages
Isbn
9781442215665
Lccn
2013018707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o840477398
  • (OCoLC)840477398

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