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General Information

Name:  Barbara Ransby  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction


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Illinois Connection

The author lives and works in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ransby is an associate professor of History and African American Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a writer, historian and longtime activist and author of a biography of Ella J. Baker. She has worked with the Black Radical Congress, Progressive Media Project, Crossroads Fund, Public Square, African American Women in Defense of Ourselves and other activist organizations.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement :
ISBN: 0807827789. OCLC Number: 53946671

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One of the most important African American leaders of the 20th century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned 50 years and touched thousands of lives.