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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Shortly after the Montgomery bus boycott the effects of the direct action strategy
began to be felt within the NAACP. The new approach was especially appealing
to the young adults and teenagers associated with the NAACP Youth Councils.
Requests to open more schools began reaching Robinson rapidly. The original
school had been financed with a small grant awarded to Highlander by the
Schwartzhaupt Foundation. Once the schools began multiplying, Highlander
I really began to meet that wing when I joined the FOR as a college freshman.
Then I became aware of a whole library of literature. Then I heard lectures by
A. J. Muste and Bayard Rustin. I joined, I began to get the monthly magazine, to
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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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