Ella Josephine Baker, 1903 - 1986
Born: 13 December 1903, Norfolk, Virginia
Died: 13 December 1986, New York City
Ella Baker quotes:
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- I have always thought that what is needed is the development of people who are interested not in being leaders as much as in developing leadership in others. permalink
quoted by J. Todd Moye in Ella Baker: Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement (2013)
- Strong people don't need strong leaders. permalink
- The major job was getting people to understand that they had something within their power that they could use, and it could only be used if they understood what was happening and how group action could counter violence. permalink
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