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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lunch counters of a local drug store.69 At the same time Clara Luper and the
young people in her NAACP Youth Council were training to conduct sit-ins in
Oklahoma City. The adult leaders of the two groups knew each other: They
worked for ...
She explained that the student sit-in movement "needed some structure but not
restrictive structure."72 The adults thought they knew what was best for the young
people, she said. Had the students affiliated with an adult organization, therefore
29: The "sit-in took the established Negro Organizations by surprise" and without
adult advice or consent, the students planned and carried them through." Carson,
In Struggle (note 1 above) pp. 17-18: "The southern sit-in movement had ...
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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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