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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11 "In 1940, Highlander informed all the unions that it served in the South that the
school would no longer hold worker's education programs for unions that
discriminated against blacks." One scholar of the HFS states that the position
taken by ...
In the early 1950s black students came to Highlander, many of them children of
economically independent adults who had attended the school. Of the rest, a
significant portion had heard of Highlander by word of mouth or directly from
The original school had been financed with a small grant awarded to Highlander
by the Schwartzhaupt Foundation. Once the schools began multiplying,
Highlander received several hundred dollars from the Field Foundation to meet
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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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