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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According to Braden, the staff learned to use these attacks to the SCEF's
advantage when defining and defending itself to the press and supporters: One
way of dealing with that attack was [DombrowskiJ sent letters to a lot of people—
According to Mrs. Braden, when they first arrived on the job, they found "a small
operation, very much under attack, very beleaguered, but it was like a voice
crying in the wilderness in the South ... in those days. And visible, partly visible ...
According to Anne Braden, in early October 1960 SNCC hotly debated whether
to grant the SCEF observer status, because it had been labeled communist.
Many adult friends of SNCC advised the students not to have anything to do with
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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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