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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Specifically, the movement centers in Nashville, Tennessee; Petersburg, Virginia;
and Shreveport, Louisiana, organized and developed by local SCLC affiliates,
are studied for what their experience reveals about the evolution of the civil rights
leaders from Nashville. It was argued in Chapter Four that movement centers
define the common ends of a dominated group, devise appropriate tactics and
strategies to reach those ends, and train people to implement those tactics and ...
The movement center in Nashville, which included both SNCC and the SCLC's
affiliate, the NCLC, was responsible for continuing the Freedom Rides even in
the face of great danger. Diane Nash, a SNCC leader in Nashville and a salaried
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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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