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 jails were full, and merchants were filled with anxiety. ... to beat them, to
throw them in jail, that kind of thing. ... With approximately five hundred people in
jail, meager resources, and a recalcitrant white power structure, the movement ...
Speaking of the poor planning, Anderson said that when King, Ab- ernathy, and
he went to jail the first time, they "left no instructions, we left nobody in charge . . .
we had no plans. We had not even planned another mass meeting."84 Following
Before the injunction King had purposely avoided jail by not participating in street
demonstrations. He had stayed out of jail to complete "the job of unifying the
Negro community".141 Strategically, King decided that he would go to jail on
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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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