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Ella Baker - shoulder bag

Ella Baker - shoulder bag

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Soft olive leather is all we can say .Except that additional leather tobacco compliments it nicely. The shoulder bag has a nice shape and is made to be carried well. It's fully lined with two interior leather pockets a long leather strap for a cross body appearance. With a small embellishment to enhance the character ,measuring 15 1/2 X 11 1/2.


Ella Baker
Baker, 1964

Ella Josephine Baker (December 13, 1903 – December 13, 1986) was an African-American civil rights and human rights activist. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned more than five decades. In New York City and the South, she worked alongside some of the most noted civil rights leaders of the 20th century, including W. E. B. Du BoisThurgood MarshallA. Philip Randolph, and Martin Luther King Jr. She also mentored many emerging activists, such as Diane NashStokely Carmichael, and Bob Moses, as leaders in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).[1][2]

While we’re constantly reminded of the civil rights leaders who worked in front, those who were behind the scenes often go unrecognized. Ella Baker is one of those people. An active civil rights leader in the 1930s, Ms. Baker fought for civil rights for five decades, working alongside W.E.B Dubois, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King, Jr. She even mentored well-known civil rights activist, Rosa Parks.

Ella Baker is quoted as saying, “You 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 together pieces out of which I hoped organization might come. My theory is, strong people don’t need strong leaders.”

Baker criticized professionalizedcharismatic leadership; she promoted grassroots organizingradical democracy, and the ability of the oppressed to understand their worlds and advocate for themselves.  She is known for her critiques of both racism in American culture and sexism in the civil rights


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