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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An examination of the Executive Board , which included the officers listed above ,
is instructive . What is striking is that of the sixteen remaining board members ,
thirteen were clergymen . Among the other three were a dentist , a pharmacist ...
Most accounts of the SCLC mistakenly identify Baker as the organization ' s first
Executive Director . She was the SCLC ' s first Associate Director , and the
Reverend John Tilley became the first Executive Director in May 1958 . Reverend
Tilley , like most of the SCLC ' s leadership , was tied to the church ; while serving
as Executive Director he also pastored a church in Baltimore . The two
responsibilities forced Tilley to travel constantly between Atlanta and Baltimore ,
and to ...
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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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