Ella Baker

Ella Baker

Born: December 13, 1903

Died: December 13, 1986

Nationality: American

Occupation: Activist

Biography: Ella Josephine Baker was an African-American civil rights and human rights activist beginning in the 1930s. She was a behind-the-scenes activist, whose career spanned over five decades. She worked alongside some of the most famous civil rights leaders of the 20th century, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph, and Martin Luther King Jr.