ERIC Number: EJ1023282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Reference Count: 44
Revisiting "Ella's Song"
Smith, Yolanda Y.
Religious Education, v108 n4 p353-365 2013
Ella Josephine Baker (1903-1986), an African-American human rights activist, influenced the trajectory of the modern civil rights movement with her emphasis on local action, liberative pedagogy, and grassroots involvement. She modeled a pedagogy of liberation convinced that grassroots efforts at participatory democracy could empower diverse communities for the ongoing struggle for human rights and equality. In this address, the words to "Ella's Song," penned by Bernice Johnson Reagon in tribute to Baker, inspire the reflections on the 2012 theme. They are used to explore the collective struggle for freedom and justice, sharing faith in the struggle for liberation, and religious education practice.
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Civil Rights, Activism, Teaching Methods, Democracy, Minority Groups, Social Justice, Religious Education, Religious Factors, Freedom
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