Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker | A Film by Joanne Grant
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Ella Baker, a friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., played an instrumental role in shaping the American civil rights movement. The dynamic activist was affectionately known as the Fundi, a Swahili word for a person who passes skills from one generation to another. By looking at the 1960s from the perspective of Baker, the "godmother of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee," "Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker" adds an essential understanding of the U.S. civil rights movement.