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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President Eisenhower played into the hands of Southern segregationists by
calling for local and state action as opposed to federal action. He expressed a
preference for the operation of intelligence and education rather than law and, ...
At that moment Tallahassee's organization of organizations, the ICC, was
formally organized. Ministers were elected to serve as president (C. K. Steele),
vice president (K. S. Dupont), and secretary (M. C. Williams) of the new
After the initial organizing meetings of the SCLC, nine men emerged as its
leadership: the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of the Montgomery
bus boycott, president; the Reverend C. K. Steele, leader of the Tallahassee bus
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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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