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 early centers stimulated the organization of similar centers in numerous
cities of the South during the late 1950s. The existence of movement centers in
the black communities of Montgomery, Tallahassee, and Birmingham in the late
It's true that they were always late. Always. Most intentionally. [Why intentionally?]
Oh, you know, late entrance, dramatic. Plus it's just that old line Baptist tradition.
Start late. Colored folks start late — Well, I say that in kindness, you know, in fun.
Homer Randolph, who in late 1958 organized the East St. Louis sit-ins, had
previously lived in Oklahoma City, knew Mrs. Luper well, and had young relatives
who participated in the Oklahoma City sit-ins. In short, the first sit-in cluster
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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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