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Common Read: Civil Rights

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Ella Baker was known as the Backbone of the Civil Rights Movement. She led by listening. A master at group dynamics and responding to human emotions, she had a special gift of inspiring people to believing they could make a change. With her grassroots leadership, Ella advise college students in forming SNCC in 1960 and continued to teach techniques to activists. #WomenYouShouldKnow


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