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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The SCEF, the tax-exempt arm of the SCHW, survived, along with the
organization's paper, the Southern Patriot, and two top officials. James
Dombrowski, former Executive Secretary of the SCHW, became the SCEF
Executive Secretary in ...
land prepared a report calling the SCEF the main voice of communism in the
South. According to Braden, the staff learned to use these attacks to the SCEF's
advantage when defining and defending itself to the press and supporters: One
M. C. Williams, D.D.S., Executive Secretary of the Inter-Civic Council of
Tallahassee, Florida, has asked us to thank the many friends of the SCEF who
contributed to the special New Year's gift to the ICC of $1567.80, to help with the
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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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