Ella Baker: The Woman who influenced Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks

Ella Baker: The Woman who influenced Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks

- A woman named Ella Baker has been identified as the one who influenced civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ella Parker

- Baker reportedly learnt of the ordeal of slaves from her grandmother who suffered at the hands of white masters

- Her grandmother was reportedly beaten for refusing marriage to a whiteman

Names such as Martin Luther King Jnr and Rosa Parks are quite known to people desirous of knowledge of Black history and civil rights movements.

YEN.com.gh has learnt that before people like them took a stand against oppression, a woman named Ella Baker played a key role in that respect.

Ella reportedly taught King Jnr and Parks how to peacefully resist and had from 1950s to the 1960's, helped shape actions related to civil rights.

Woman who influenced actions of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks revealed

Ella Baker Source: allthatsinteresting.com
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According to allthatsinteresting.com, she was born on December 13, 1903 and her grandmother was a slave.

She became a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) through which she met with and interacted with people such as such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jnr.

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