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Live from the Reading Room: Ella Baker to Potential Members of the NAACP


Live from the Reading Room: Correspondence is a podcast series that aims to share interesting and engaging letters written by or to key historical figures from the African Diaspora. 

Each episode highlights a letter from popular collections housed in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.

Today’s episode features a letter from Civil Rights Activist Ella Baker to potential members of the New York branch of the NAACP.

Ella Baker
Ella Baker
Photographs and Prints Division/Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture



This correspondence is recited by Makiba Foster, Assistant Chief Librarian of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.


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