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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Shuttlesworth recalls that "the people had so little but did so much to carry on the
cause."71 To be ... The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, president of the ACMHR,
personified the spirit of the new direct action era even more than King or Steele.
The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and his organization, the Alabama Christian
Movement for Human Rights, had to rescue them. They had been so badly
beaten that CORE leaders were forced to discontinue the ride. The movement
center in ...
Our assistant secretary . . . our treasurer, and three of the ministers on the
Executive Board were members of the NAACP." Fred Shuttlesworth, cited in
Jacquelyne J. Clarke, "Goals and Techniques in Three Negro Civil Rights
Organizations in ...
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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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