Ella Baker quotes

 quotes - Strong people don't need strong leaders. Share

“Strong people don't need strong leaders.”

— Ella Baker

 quotes - Give light and people will find the way. Share

“Give light and people will find the way.”

— Ella Baker

 quotes - The struggle is eternal. The tribe increase. Somebody else carries on. Share

“The struggle is eternal. The tribe increase. Somebody else carries on.”

— Ella Baker

“One of the things that has to be faced is the process of waiting to change the system, how much we have got to do to find out who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.”

— Ella Baker

“The major job was getting people to understand that they had something within their power that they could use, and it could only be used if they understood what was happening and how group action could counter violence . . .”

— Ella Baker

“I have always felt it was a handicap for oppressed peoples to depend so largely upon a leader, because unfortunately in our culture, the charismatic leader usually becomes a leader because he has found a spot in the public limelight. . .”

— Ella Baker

“There is also the danger in our culture that because a person is called upon to give public statements and is acclaimed by the establishment, such a person gets to the point of believing that he is the movement.”

— Ella Baker

“In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed... It means facing a system that does not lend its self to your needs and devising means by which you change that system.”

— Ella Baker

“One of the things that has to be faced is the process of waiting to change the system, how much we have got to do to find out who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.”

— Ella Baker
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