Not For SALE! (Such.A.Legendary.Effort.)
Updated: Aug 16, 2019
The Late Ella J. Baker was born on December 13th, 1903 in Norfolk, Va. She was known for her instrumental role in founding the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC) and recognized as a genius of grassroot organizations.
Ella Baker was a granddaughter of slaves. Her duty as an Activist began in her early years. As a student of Shaw University she challenged policies that she assessed as "demeaning". In 1930, she committed herself to the Young Negroes Cooperative League and was elected it's First National Director 12 months later.
The year of 1940 marked her affiliation with the National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and served as the Director of Branches from 1943 to 1946. Her efforts contributed to the developments of the Civil Rights Movements. She also led in the fight to desegregate New York Public Schools.
In 1956, Ella J. Baker assisted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in organizing his efforts towards the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
Her efforts were also directed to the Young Women's Christian Association (YMCA), Black Panthers, and Students for a Democratic Society. She fought for Human Rights until her death in 1986. She was honored as an "Unsung Hero" of the Civil Rights Movement. In her lifetime, she gave "Such. A. Legendary. Effort." and Her Soul was 'NOT FOR S.A.L.E.'
"You're too expensive to be in someone elses pocket."
-"City Lights Dim"