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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Such a base also encompasses cultural elements — music, oratory, and so on —
of a dominated group that play a direct role in the organization and mobilization
of protest. I argue here that it is within this indigenous base that the basic ...
Commenting on the role of music and speeches at the MIA mass meeting, E. D.
Nixon explained: "If you are going to continue to lead a group of people you are
going to have to put something into the program that those people like. A whole
Walker's accomplishments in building the SCLC state unit across Virginia, his
successful Prayer Pilgrimage in protest of the closing of Virginia schools, and his
role in the Virginia sit-ins had won him great respect among SCLC leaders as an
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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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