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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Many of the activists belonged to the direct action wing of the NAACP. That group
included such activists as Floyd McKissick, Daisy Bates, Ronald Walters, Hosea
Williams, Barbara Posey, and Clara Luper, who thought of themselves as a ...
Rather, movements are deliberately organized and developed by activists who
seize and create opportunities for protest. Social activists, in this view, play
creative roles in organizing and developing movements; they must redirect and ...
NAACP-ICC office if activists associated with these organizations were
conservative. Furthermore, he fails to explain why these "conservative" activists
mobilized the community behind CORE's direct action projects. Indeed, the
response of ...
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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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