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 only stipulation was that blacks had to sit from the rear to the front of the bus
while whites sat from the front to the rear ... When the buses began rolling after
the four-day strike, blacks found that drivers were continuing to insist that they sit
Members of the WPC were especially prepared to play a leadership role in
organizing the bus boycott because of their ... They informed the Commission that
blacks were dissatisfied with standing over empty bus seats, boarding the buses
After the mass movement that generated tremendous pressure, the Supreme
Court on November 12, 1956, ruled that segregation on Montgomery's buses was
unconstitutional. After the decision King and his colleagues "went to work 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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