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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Charisma, however, is based not so much on the beliefs held by charismatic
individuals or their followers as on performance. Experience is often crucial to
performance, and most ministers who became charismatic civil rights leaders
brought a ...
It takes charisma.19 A statement by Martin Luther King, Jr., regarding his trial
sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church is ... that would allow him and the
congregation the freedom to set in motion the dynamics of the charismatic
In Weber's view such leaders arose because they possessed extraordinary
personalities and the ability to preach, create, and demand new obligations from
followers.12 For Weber, such leaders were charismatic only to the extent that
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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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