Activist Ella Baker dies

December 13

On December 13, 1986, Ella Josephine Baker died. 

Elle Josephine Baker was an influential activist and community organizer during the 1990s. 

She is known for her “grassroots” approach to the civil rights movements that differed from other activists. 


Baker, Ella Josephine. The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. (2020, August 4). Retrieved December 1, 2022, from

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