Reclaiming Harlem History: Rename Lincoln Housing to Ella Baker Housing

Harlem Residents - Central Harlem - District 9

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We are demanding that the New York City Council rename Lincoln Housing to the Ella Baker Housing. We are also demanding the replacement of the statue of Lincoln with Ella Baker to reclaim Black Harlem history.


Ella Baker was a civil rights and human rights activist who lived in Harlem. Baker was a game changer for Black liberation and organized blue-collared workers into the movement. Baker played a vital role in some of the most influential organizations of the time.


Baker has been called "one of the most important American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement." She is also known for her critiques, not only of racism within American culture, but also of sexism within the civil rights movement. Ella Baker was a brilliant, Black hero of the Civil Rights Freedom Movement who inspired and guided emerging leaders.


A lot of black history is overshadowed by the white savior Abraham Lincoln. Why would we honor a white male slave owner over a black female freedom fighter?


IT IS TIME TO TEAR DOWN WHITE SUPREMACY AND LIFT UP OUR FREEDOM FIGHTER!


Sign our petition and read more about Ella Baker:

womenatthecenter.nyhistory.org/ella-bakers-new-york/


To: Harlem Residents - Central Harlem - District 9
From: [Your Name]

We are demanding the replacement of the Abraham Lincoln statue in central Harlem and demanding that New York City Council rename it to the Ella Baker Housing. We are also demanding replacing the statue of Lincoln with Ella Baker to reclaim Black Harlem history

Sign our petition and read more about Ella Baker:

womenatthecenter.nyhistory.org/ella-bakers-new-york/