SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference Volume 18 - Ella Baker's Roots: "Give People Light and They Will Find a Way"
FEATURED SPEAKERS Rev. William Barber (Chair, North Carolina NAACP) Tim Tyson (Author, Blood Done Sign My Name) Carolyn Brockington (Ella Baker's grandniece)
This panel examines the legacy of Ella Baker, the inspiration behind the original SNNC founding conference. Ella Baker was more than 30 years older than virtually everyone participating in SNCC's founding conference in 1960 yet her presence energized the youthful crowd. Rev. William Barber, discusses his campaign to formalize Ella Baker's legacy in North Carolina by commemorating her birthday as "Ella Baker Day," and declaring her home in Littleton, North Carolina a historic site. The session closes with a powerful rendition of Ella Baker's favorite song, “Guide My Feet While I Run This Race" performed by Bernice Johnson Reagon of Sweet Honey in the Rock.
Executive Producer: SNCC SNCC Legacy Project, Inc., Documentary Sub-Committee, Karen Spellman, Courtland Cox, Sharlene Kranz, Jennifer Lawson Gittens, Judy Richardson, Joyce Ladner, Charlie Cobb Producer: Natalie Bullock Brown/Ascension Productions Series Editor: Joseph Brandon Johnson Volume Editor: David Moon