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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Investigation of how the Baton Rouge movement was financed leads directly to
the black church. ... of the church, Jemison knew his personal example would
communicate the seriousness of the boycott and the absolute necessity of
Once again, the Birmingham movement was financed largely by the indigenous
community. A Southern Conference Educational Fund publication issued about
1959 reported that "since June, 1956, a total of $50,000 has been raised and ...
To understand the SCLC's financial base, it is crucial to distinguish between the
financing of local movements and that of the central office. In earlier chapters we
have seen that local movements were usually financed by local blacks.
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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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