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 LOUISIANA AND TEXAS MOVEMENT The United Christian Movement, Inc.
(UCMI) was organized in Shreve- port, Louisiana, in late 1956 as a movement of
ministers. In March 1956 the Attorney General of Louisiana took the NAACP to ...
18 Dr. Simpkins pointed out that before the formation of the UCMI, teachers and
any others in the pay of state or parish (county) governments, if they involved
themselves in protest or the NAACP, "were fired from their particular positions.
When UCMI officials organized its bus desegregation project, they knew that a
number of the people participating in the activities of the UCMI were police
informers. President Simpkins publicly announced, "We just can't ride the buses ...
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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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