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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with the LC herroups , Some of these ministers formed new direct action
organizations , while others affiliated their churches with the SCLC . Indeed ,
during the late 1950s the SCLC held numerous meetings across the South where
Baker ' s role as Director was restricted also because the SCLC ' s leadership
viewed her as a lame duck executive . The SCLC leadership never accepted
Baker as Executive Director ; from the very beginning King had wanted Bayard
forced SCLC leaders to make sure that their organization was in compliance with
the tax laws . Chauncey Eskridge , a young black Chicago attorney who
specialized in tax law , came to Atlanta and assisted King ' s lawyers during the
tax trial .
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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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