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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Finally, in contrast to the legal approach of the NAACP, the MIA, ICC, and
ACMHR relied on disruptive tactics. The principal methods of disruption
employed by these new protest organizations were the economic boycott and
direct action ...
When they did, economic and social disruption resulted. During the bus boycotts
in Montgomery and Tallahassee the revenues of the bus companies plummetted,
and the entire white business community was adversely affected. Once the ...
A critical question confronting the black community today is whether the
organizations, leadership, tactics, and philosophies of the civil rights movement
are appropriate for bringing about basic economic change, or whether a whole
new set of ...
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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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