Joe Biden began his acceptance speech tonight quoting famed Civil Rights organizer Ella Baker:
Joe Biden begins his address by quoting civil rights icon and a black woman Ella Baker who said, “Give people light and they will find the way. Give people light.”
Biden added, “I will draw on the best of us, not the worst us. I will be an ally of the light not the darkness.”
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 21, 2020
Here’s some info on her life (some of which I have previously shared over the years:
It’s Time We Celebrate Ella Baker Day is from The Nation.
Remembering Ella Baker on Martin Luther King Day is from The NY Times.
Learn about her life at the Ella Baker Center For Human Rights.