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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The Reverend T . J . Jemison , a founding member of the SCLC , vividly points
out why the name “ Southern Christian Leadership ” was adopted : Since the
NAACP was like waving a red flag in front of some Southern whites , we decided
Reverend Smith taught homiletics at the Baptist Theological Seminary . Students
in his classes included James Bevel , John Lewis , the Reverend C . T . Vivian ,
and Bernard Lafayette . All of these men went on to prominence in the leadership
In 1957 Reverend Moore and others were arrested for sitting in at a local ice
cream parlor . The subsequent legal case became known as the “ Royal Ice
Cream Case . ” McKissick , who also headed the local Boy Scout organization ...
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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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