The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

ELLA BAKER DAY SYMPOSIUM AT U.VA. TO CELEBRATE 'MOTHER OF CIVIL RIGHTS' MOVEMENT

UVA TODAY: ELLA BAKER DAY SYMPOSIUM AT U.VA. TO CELEBRATE 'MOTHER OF CIVIL RIGHTS' MOVEMENT

March 28, 2011 — A list of the titans of the Civil Rights Movement includes Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph and Martin Luther King Jr. But the list should include Ella Baker, an unsung heroine of the movement who worked closely, but quietly, with those titans over her long career.
 

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