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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You cannot understand the bus protest in Montgomery without understanding
that there is a New Negro in the South . 17 The evidence indicates that King and
other activists themselves barely believed the “ New Negro " thesis and that the
Its role as it relates to the Negro Community is perhaps a unique sociological
phenomenon . The Civil Rights struggle of the Negro community has directly
paralleled the activity and development of the Negro church . The Negro church
is his ...
This theme is central in the following works : W . E . B . DuBois , The Philadelphia
Negro ( New York : Schocken Books , 1967 ( first published in 1899 ] ) , pp . 197 –
207 ; Benjamin Mays and Joseph Nicholson , The Negro Church ( New York ...
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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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