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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In 1958, while organizing in Virginia, they persuaded the Reverend Wyatt Walker
to become the State Director of Virginia CORE while at the same time heading
the local SCLC and NAACP groups. In 1959 the two field secretaries traveled to ...
The indigenous perspective supplies additional concepts and analytical
statements relevant to mass-based movements of dominated groups. As the
present study is confined to a single movement, the gen- eralizability of its
findings is still to ...
The indigenous perspective takes into account that resources and the activities of
individuals and groups outside a dominated community can assist in sustaining
and shaping the outcome of indigenous movements. A distinction must be made
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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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