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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While the city ' s marquee proclaimed peace unto mankind , Shuttlesworth ' s
home was bombed and the bed in which he slept was shattered . Somehow
Shuttlesworth emerged from the wreckage unharmed . A voice louder than any of
This " redneck ” Commissioner of Public Safety , Eugene " Bull ” Connor , locked
horns with Shuttlesworth in a classic battle that continued for almost a decade . It
must be said that from the beginning history was partial to the “ Bull , ” for at his ...
The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and his organization , the Alabama Christian
Movement for Human Rights , had to rescue them . They had been so badly
beaten that CORE leaders were forced to discontinue the ride . The movement
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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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