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Ella Baker, April 19, 1977. Interview G-0008.
Leading Others into Light: Ella Baker and the Growth of the Civil Rights Movement: Civil rights activist and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) mentor Ella Josephine Baker outlines her family history, traces her growing radical tendencies, and explains the catalysts that pushed her into public activism. In this interview she discusses her work not only with SNCC, but also with the Workers' Education Project, the Cooperative League, and the NAACP.
Interviewee: Ella Baker    Interviewer: Sue Thrasher
Duration: 03:09:41     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 21 excerpts.
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Ella Baker, September 4, 1974. Interview G-0007.
Ella Baker Describes Her Role in the Formation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee: Ella Baker was an instrumental figure in the formation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In this interview, she offers a candid analysis of the formation of those organizations and an insider's perspective on the role of and interactions between various civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr.
Interviewee: Ella Baker    Interviewer: Eugene Walker
Duration: 03:34:21     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 11 excerpts.