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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88 Pritchett's refusal to use violence in public enabled the federal government to
remain relatively aloof from the confrontations. The Albany defeat was particularly
disappointing because the entire black community had been mobilized.
Most writers fail to emphasize the latter objective. Yet in the minds of those who
planned the confrontation, it was critical. King wrote: We believed that while a
campaign in Birmingham would surely be the toughest fight of our civil-rights
Movement strategists knew that a "planned deliberate" confrontation on paper
was one thing, while actually executing it was quite another. Indeed, to crack the
three-pronged white power structure of Birmingham would require precise ...
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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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