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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His Northern background had not prepared him to play the racial game of the
South or to respond "correctly" to hostile whites when confronted. The Till murder
was one of the more publicized acts of violence against blacks. But one notorious
Although the SCLC emphasized the necessity of an organizational division of
labor, it still had to assert itself strongly as a new force capable of transforming
the racial caste system of the South. But its as- sertiveness had to be established
Dombrowski and Williams decided that the SCEF, in contrast, would be a
nonmembership organization with only one goal: to assist blacks in overthrowing
all forms of racial segregation in the South. The SCEF Board remained interracial
, with ...
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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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