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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However, following the mass bus boycotts of Baton Rouge (1953) and
Montgomery (1955) and the all-out attack on the NAACP following the 1954
decision, the bureaucratic strategies of the NAACP came under intense scrutiny
and criticism ...
68 Finally, the early sit-ins were sponsored by indigenous resources of the black
community; the leadership was black, the bulk of the demonstrators were black,
the strategies and tactics were formulated by blacks, the finances came out of the
The availability of resources and strategically placed activists will not crystallize
into a protest movement if a dominated group has not developed tactics and
strategies that can be effectively used in confrontations with a system 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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