Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement

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  • Jo Ann Gibson Robinson
  • Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Ella Baker
  • Septima Poinsette Clark
  • Vivian Malone Jones
  • Mary Fair Burks
  • Diane Nash
  • Clara Luper
  • Daisy Bates
  • At the Frontlines

Ella Baker

Ella Baker organized the Young Negroes Cooperative League in New York City and was a national director for the NAACP. She also helped form the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, was a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and helped the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee support civil rights activism on college campuses.

(Photo: Courtesy of Library of Congress)

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