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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CONFRONTATION : SOUTHERN WHITE POWER STRUCTURE VERSUS THE
NAACP White Southerners looked with disfavor and contempt on the NAACP the
moment it planted an organizational foot in the South in 1918 . “ After all , ” white
25 So the celebrated five - star general , adept in conflict strategies and
maneuvers , appealed to reason while the Southern white power structure
engaged in warlike behavior to frustrate the law of the land . In essence , the
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Finally , members of Birmingham ' s white power structure relied on the general
white population to condone their ... of local whites that the power structure
operated with the knowledge that under pressure it could count on the majority 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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