Ella J. Baker

Ella J. Baker (HM2E4M)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23504
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 51.774', W 76° 16.73'

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Ella Baker, born in Norfolk, was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement for five decades. In the 1940s she was a field secretary with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and later served as its director of branches. Baker helped to establish the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 working alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1960 she helped to launch the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and she served as mentor to a generation of young activists. A strong proponent of grassroots leadership. Baker believed: "Give people light they will find a way."
HM NumberHM2E4M
Year Placed2009
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 386007 N 4080426
Decimal Degrees36.86290000, -76.27883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 51.774', W 76° 16.73'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 51' 46.44" N, 76° 16' 43.8" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1642 Church St, Norfolk VA 23504, US
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