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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In the meantime, when NAACP came to South Carolina, he became one of the
youngest members on the State Board and the first president of its Sumter branch
. He remained the president of the local NAACP for ten years and was reelected ...
Well-forged networks existed between and among black churches and colleges
in North Carolina, facilitated by the large number of colleges concentrated in the
state. Indeed, ten black colleges existed within a ten-mile radius of Greensboro.9
Early in the second week of February, for example, the Reverend B. Elton Cox of
High Point, North Carolina, and the Reverend C. A. Ivory of Rock Hill, South
Carolina, informed McKissick and other leaders by telephone that their groups
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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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