Born: 12/13/1903 Norfolk, Virginia
Died: 12/13/1986 New York City, New York
ella baker was an African-American civil rights and human rights activist. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned over five decades. 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.
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- She has been called "One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement