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Biog B1675m 2013 (Epub) ⚢ Ella Baker: The Forgotten Female Voice of Civil Rights Í This book is a welcome addition to the Library of African American Biography series, focusing on Ella Baker s influential life and legacy both as a female and African American figure Ella Josephine Baker 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 This was partially by design Baker organized behind the scenes 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 This book is a comprehensive look at the woman behind so many of these public and well known movements and organizations Baker 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 She did not seek publicity for herself and the major news outlets seldom sought her out, which makes this book such a unique and useful tool in unearthing who she was and what greater significances we ought to attach to her historic life