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Children's LiteratureElla Baker devoted her life to participating in events that were focused on obtaining equality for African-Americans. She worked with civil rights organizations such as NAACP and help to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). When a group of students decided to challenge segregated seating laws at F.W.Woolworth lunch counters in North Carolina, Baker aided them in establishing a student-led organization. It was named the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC pronounced SNICK). She was involved with efforts to register African- Americans to vote and in 1963 she and Bayard Rustin coordinated the August 18, 1963, March on Washington. It was there that Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. I was involved in the organization of the march for the state of Connecticut but I, unfortunately, never met her. During the later part of her life, she devoted her efforts towards women's issues. She often spoke of the discrimination that she experienced from African-American men in leadership positions during the civil rights movement. Baker's life lets us know that one person can make a difference. 2005, Morgan Reynolds Publishing, Ages 10 to 16.