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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In the early studies of protest activities in the cities discussed here, researchers
have pointed to the real problems these centers faced.88 Later studies have
tended to dismiss these centers because they focused on the problems they
He didn't need to have, because he was so superior.81 CORE and the Black
Church Turning from money to action, we find that the black church played an
important role in CORE's protest activities in the South. Black ministers were
It concentrated its organizing activities in Northern Louisiana and Northwest
Texas as well as Shreveport. According to Dr. Simpkins, "we were very effective
in Louisiana and Texas."18 The UCMI was especially active in Marshall, Texas, ...
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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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