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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The NAACP, recognizing what the white power structure had in mind, refused to
make membership lists available. Within a span of six months during 1956, the
attorneys general of Louisiana, Alabama, and Texas obtained injunctions halting
By 1956 the NAACP had built a strong organization in Alabama, with fifty-eight
branches and a membership of more than 14.000.84 Moreover, Birmingham was
the site of the NAACP's Southeastern headquarters, which coordinated the ...
... 233, 264, 265, 272 ACMHR: see Alabama Christian Movement for Human
Rights Alabama, NAACP outlawed by, 31, 32, 34, 39, 42-43, 68 Alabama
Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR), 41-50, 89 Birmingham
confrontation and, ...
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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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