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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Some of the “ progressive " ministers , including Ralph Abernathy and E . N .
French , agreed that a boycott was needed . On Monday , December 5 ,
Abernathy , French , and Nixon met and formulated the demands to be presented
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Reverend Abernathy , Dr . King , and the MIA came to the rescue . The Riders
and hundreds of supporters were forced to spend the night at Ralph Abernathy ' s
First Baptist Church , while mobs outside the church were held in check by the ...
Aldon D. Morris. Jr . : His Life , Martyrdom and Meaning for the World ( New York :
Weybright & Talley , 1968 ) , pp . 91 , 297 . 54 . Smiley interview . 55 . Ralph
Abernathy interview , November 16 , 1978 , Atlanta . 56 . Smiley interview . 57 .
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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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