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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They would be overrun.58 Thus, the money for the movement was collected
through the church community. An effective boycott in Tallahassee required the
total mobilization of the black community. As in Montgomery, long-term mass ...
SCLC leaders argued that the effectiveness of the act depended on "whether
these rights and benefits are the result of sporadic and individual action or
whether they are the result of a mass movement in the South."23 After the
reading of a ...
66 In summary, during the late 1950s the SCLC attempted to enfranchise blacks
through building a mass movement. It was partially successful, as movement-
related activity around the vote did occur in many cities. Yet in no way did a ...
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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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