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|Birth:||13th December, 1903|
|Death:||13th December, 1986|
Ella Baker was born in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. She was an African- American civil rights and human rights activist. She worked alongside some of the most famous civil rights leaders of the 20th century, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph, and Martin Luther King, Jr. She was a critic of professionalized, charismatic leadership and a promoter of grassroots organizing and radical democracy. She attended Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, graduating as class valedictorian in 1927. During 1929-1930 she was an editorial staff member of the American West Indian News, going on to take the position of editorial assistant at the Negro National News. She also worked for the Worker's Education Project of the Works Progress Administration, where she taught courses in consumer education, labour history and African history.
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