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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Educational Fund also figured importantly in SNCC's early development.
According to Anne Braden, in early October 1960 SNCC hotly debated whether
to grant the ...
Following the sit- ins representatives of SDS went south and observed the
meetings from which SNCC was organized. Ella Baker's philosophy on
leadership and organizational structure was adopted by leaders of SDS.
Obviously influenced ...
This decision, however, immediately fanned the simmering conflict between the
SCLC and SNCC. James Forman, Executive Secretary of SNCC, vehemently
opposed bringing in King. "I opposed the move," he said later "pointing out that it
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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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