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 prospect of desegregating public schools was fundamentally appalling to the
average white Southerner. ... Skirmishes between the Southern white power
structure and the NAACP over school desegregation from 1950 to 1954 usually ...
Congress evaded the issue of school desegregation. Although a number of
measures were proposed, not a single bill was passed in the Congress to
facilitate school desegregation. Title III of the bill that became the Civil Rights Act
of 1957 ...
School authorities have the primary responsibility for elucidating, assessing, and
solving these problems."28 The court in effect gave the very groups that
adamantly opposed school desegregation the responsibility to desegregate the
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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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