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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Birmingham created a model for many subsequent consciously constructed
movements, not the least of which was Birmingham in 1963. CENTRALITY OF
MOVEMENT CENTERS The three movements discussed in this chapter, along
with the ...
"81 Clarke provides evidence that the movement centers in Montgomery and
Birmingham were church-based because more than 98 percent of their members
were also church members.82 Further, it is clear from Clarke's study that the
The most feasible explanation seems to be related to the nature of movement
centers themselves. Movement centers and the collective action they generate
rarely develop in a benign environment. Rather, they must contend with a
number of ...
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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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