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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CORE and the South In 1957 CORE made its first attempt to establish a base in
the South. ... To illustrate CORE's paternalism, Farmer told of a time he proposed
that CORE hold a rally in Representative Adam Clayton Powell's church in ...
Having no mass base, CORE depended largely on funds from middle- class
whites living in Northern and Western states. ... A small amount of CORE's funds
did come as a result of mail appeals from what are known as the border states.51
name could be added to the letterhead on CORE's correspondence and financial
appeals. James Robinson explained that it was extremely important to have
respected individuals on CORE's letterhead so that, "when appeals went out
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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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