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A Conversation Worth Having: Ella Baker

A Conversation Worth Having: Ella Baker

“If a conversation is hard, it’s probably one worth having.”

We are happy to announce the newest program as a part of our Civil Rights & Social Change Collection: A Conversation Worth Having.

Every Monday night we will screen a virtual collection of talks, speeches, poetry, music, films and documentaries designed to educate, enlighten, and encourage empathy surrounding the struggles and hardships facing the African-American community. You can join us from anywhere around the world, as this is a virtual event > https://app.kosmi.io/room/s76t3n

For Monday, September 21, we are focusing our program on “one of the most consequential and yet one of the least honored people in America,” Ella Baker, also known as “the mother of the Civil Rights movement”:

Ella Baker: The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement (3:02)
Diane Nash on Ella Baker, a black history legend (1:11)
Ella Baker on making the struggle every day (2:21)
Sweet Honey in the Rock performs Ella’s Song (5:15)
Cornel West’s thoughts on Ella Baker (2:13)
Ella Baker on white responsibility & racism (1:33)
RECORDING: April 24, 1968 — Ella Baker addresses the Southern Conference Education Fund, calling attention to the work of SNCC (33:35)

We hope you’ll join us for a chance to learn!

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Date and Time

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm