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Ella Jo Baker - 2022 Cooperative Hall of Fame

Ella Baker, a prominent leader of the civil rights movement and founding member of the Young Negroes’ Co-operative League, worked with others to promote cooperative economics among African Americans. Baker’s roughly 45 years of active cooperative organizing, and the unique work that it spawned in the Civil Rights Movement, as well as her later cooperative work, created lasting change.

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