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Martin Luther King Jr. gives his “I Have a Dream” speech before the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963. From Bettmann/Corbis.
Ella Baker was an active civil rights leader in the 1930s, Ms. Baker fought for civil rights for five decades, working alongside W.E.B Dubois, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King, Jr. "You didn’t see me on television; you didn’t see news stories about me. The kind of role that I tried to play was to pick up pieces or put together pieces out of which I hoped organization might come. My theory is, strong people don’t need strong leaders.” Ella Baker