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Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker - DVD
Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker - DVD
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Product Code: OD0729-1

Ella Baker was a major leader and strategist of the Civil Rights Movement who was often unacknowledged because she was a woman. This is her story.

The DVD features an antroduction by Harry Belafonte, music specially composed for the film by Bernice Johnson Reagon and sung by Sweet Honey in the Rock ("Ella's Song").Winner of five documentary awards. Shows rare footage of Baker and interviews with her as well as period footage from campaigns in which she was important, from the 40's through 70's, focusing on her leadership of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Also the speech in which she made the statement "We who believe in freedom..." (the lyrics for the song).

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