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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E. D. Nixon, a longtime resident of the city, who had only a grammar school
education, and members of the Women's Political Council led by Jo Ann
Robinson, an English teacher at Alabama State College, were the ones primarily
E. D. Nixon, interviewed in Howell Raines, My Soul Is Rested (New York: Bantam
Books, 1977), p. 40. 9. Speed interview. 10. Shuttlesworth interview. For an
account of the schisms between the ACMHR and other community organizations,
E. D. Nixon interview. 23. See J. Mills Thornton III, "Challenge and Response in
the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-1956." Alabama Review: A Quarterly
Journal of Alabama History, 32-33 (1979-80): 173-74. 24. Ibid., pp. 174-77. 25.
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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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