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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There has been nothing in the annals of American social struggle to equal this
phenomenon, and there probably never will be again. —Bayard Rustin1 To this
point the first important struggles of the modern civil rights movement have come
SCLC, Working Paper 1: "The Meaning of the Bus Protest in Southern Struggle
for Total Integration," January 10-11, 1957, MLK.BU. Emphasis in original. 26.
Ibid. Emphasis in original. 27. SCLC, Working Paper 7: "The Role of Law in Our ...
... in the Civil Rights Movement 1942-1968 (New York: Oxford University Press,
1973), pp. 135-58; and Clayborne Carson, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black
Awakening of the 1960s (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981), pp. 31-44.
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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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