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 Reverend Wyatt Walker's Administration of SCLC The sit-in movement
occurred precisely at the time when the SCLC's staff decided to make basic
changes at the Atlanta headquarters. In early 1960 it was decided that the
Reverend Wyatt ...
Some critics of King say he lacked administrative skills. The way in which he
dealt with the Citizenship Program suggests otherwise. Horton recalls that after
he informed King and Wyatt Walker about the program in detail, . . . Martin said ...
Wyatt Walker interview, September 29, 1978, New York. 37. Marvin Rich
interview ... Wyatt Walker, "Brethren in Christ," draft letter enclosed in Walker's
letter to M. L. King, Jr., November 6, 1958, MLK:BU. 43. Ibid. 44. Wyatt Walker,
letter to M. L. ...
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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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