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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Baton Rouge in 1953 and emerged fully in the mid - 1950s in Montgomery ,
Tallahassee , and Birmingham . In none of these cases did an angry or volatile
mob gather and overpower the racist regimes of those Southern cities . On the
The Montgomery movement introduced the nonviolent approach for social
change to the black masses . Until this bus boycott , most blacks were unfamiliar
with the techniques and principles of nonviolent direct action . The Montgomery ...
21 . Ibid . 22 . 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 .
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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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