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 time Dr. King was consulting with Horton about acquiring the Citizenship
Schools. Some critics of King say he lacked administrative skills. The way in
which he dealt with the Citizenship Program suggests otherwise. Horton recalls
Clark, Cotton, and Young traveled throughout the South recruiting the future
teachers of grassroots Citizenship Schools. The recruits were brought to the
SCLC's Dorchester training center in Mcintosh, Georgia. At Dorchester blacks
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pie to the Citizenship Schools from Mississippi, explained: "See, that's how we
developed a momentum. So when you start talking about all those folks in
Mississippi, that's how you train local leadership. Take them off to the Citizenship
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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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