Black History—-Ella Baker

Ella Jo Baker was born on December 13, 1903, in Norfolk, Virginia. Growing up in North Carolina, she developed a sense for social justice early on, due in part to her grandmother’s stories about life under slavery.As a slave, her grandmother had been whipped for refusing to marry a man chosen for her by the … Continue reading Black History—-Ella Baker

Black History—A. Phillip Randolph

A. Philip Randolph brought the gospel of trade unionism to millions of African American households. Randolph led a 10-year drive to organize the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) and served as the organization's first president. Randolph directed the March on Washington movement to end employment discrimination in the defense industry and a national civil … Continue reading Black History—A. Phillip Randolph