Origins of the Civil Rights Movements
A “valuable, eye-opening work” (The Boston Globe) about the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s.
On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Mrs. Rosa Parks, weary after a long day at work, refused to give up her bus seat to a white man…and ignited the explosion that was the civil rights movement in America. In this powerful saga, Morris tells the complete story behind the ten years that transformed America, tracing the essential role of the black community organizations that was the real power behind the civil rights movement. Drawing on interviews with more than fifty key leaders, original documents, and other moving firsthand material, he brings to life the people behind the scenes who led the fight to end segregation, providing a critical new understanding of the dynamics of social change.
“An important addition to our knowledge of the strategies of social change for all oppressed peoples.” —Reverend Jesse Jackson
“A benchmark study…setting the historical record straight.” —The New York Times Book Review
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At that meeting the ACMHR was organized. Like the UDL, the MIA, and the ICC,
this was a church-related organization with the top leadership positions held by
ministers. Also like those organizations, the ACMHR held rotating mass meetings
As in Tallahassee, the leaders of the ACMHR decided to ride the Birmingham
buses on a desegregated basis immediately after the Supreme Court ruling was
handed down in the Montgomery case. Two hundred fifty members of the ...
70 The ongoing mobilization of a large segment of Birmingham's black
community through the churches was the backbone of ACMHR's efforts. It was
such mobilization that made it possible for five thousand people to protest in an
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A sociological, mass movement based look at the Civil Rights Mvt and it's constituent alphabet soup parts: NAACP, CORE, SCLC, MIA etc. The interesting thing about this book is the many interviews the ... Read full review
Domination Church and the NAACP
Beginnings and Confrontations
MIA ICC and ACMHR
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