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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TALLAHASSEE Tallahassee provided proof that the " collective power of masses
” was indeed an authentic form of power . Tallahassee ' s mass bus boycott
began just five months after the Montgomery movement started . In many
A motion passed that night to call an immediate boycott of the buses . At that
moment Tallahassee ' s organization of organizations , the ICC , was formally
organized . Ministers were elected to serve as president ( C . K . Steele ) , vice
this accomplished in Tallahassee , where the Ku Klux Klan , the White Citizens '
Council , and other racist groups made it known that they were prepared for
violence ? Reverend Speed was asked whether the Tallahassee leadership had
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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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