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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Specifically, the words and actions of such leaders as Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Fred Shuttlesworth, and C. K. Steele seemed to radiate the qualities required to
jar loose the tripartite system of domination that paralyzed the black community.
For example, in 1954 the WPC and other community groups met twice with
Montgomery's City Commission and discussed the grievances of the black
community regarding segregated buses. They informed the Commission that
blacks were ...
CORE was a small organization that was standing outside of the ghetto, the
minority community, working in its behalf.35 Farmer maintained that CORE
leaders resisted having meetings in the black community because they favored
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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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