Ella Baker, a giant of the civil rights movement, embodies the idea of ordinary people’s ability to create change. She fought for the right to vote and led a movement of young people towards the fight for freedom. You should know her name.
When Joe Biden accepted the nomination to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for president on Thursday night, he began by quoting Ella Baker.
“Ella Baker, a giant of the civil rights movement, left us with this wisdom: Give people light and they will find a way,” he said. “Give people light. Those are words for our time. The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much too long. Too much anger. Too much fear. Too much division.
“Here and now, I give you my word: If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I will be an ally of the light, not of the darkness,” he said. bit.ly/2FTH6cP