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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Congress evaded the issue of school desegregation. Although a number of
measures were proposed, not a single bill was passed in the Congress to
facilitate school desegregation. Title III of the bill that became the Civil Rights Act
of 1957 ...
23 After the reading of a report by the American Jewish Congress, which
concluded that the Senate would take considerable time approving the new
appointee to the Commission on Civil Rights and that this would function as a
dampener on ...
... William, 190 Clement, Rufus, 167 Cloward, Richard A., 74, 76, 89, 278
Collective power of churches, 11-12 Colleges, black, 8, 196 Colvin, Claudette, 53
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), 128- 138, 278 church and, 137-138
Fellowship of ...
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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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