In the last fifteen years, the Ella Baker Center has seen a lot of change. We literally started our organization in a closet. Our founders picked the name “The Ella Baker Center” as a strategy for staying under the radar. Miss Ella Jo Baker isn’t the most well known legend of the civil rights movement; in fact, she led by creating space for others to find their own voices and visions. Our founders wanted to honor our connection to all those who came before us as well as be a launching pad for a new generation of activists.
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