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 economic boycott was a special form of a more general strategy that became
known as direct action. During the civil rights movement direct action referred to a
particular belief held by movement participants and to a whole battery of acts ...
The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, president of the ACMHR, personified the spirit
of the new direct action era even more than King or Steele. For Shuttlesworth and
his supporters were involved in the tedious business of organizing a ...
That's one of the great things about direct action.12 The SCLC's strategy
advocated a new method of mass protest. The mass movements that gave rise to
the SCLC stood as proof that masses could be organized for collective protest
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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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