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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Three months later Reverend Shuttlesworth , his wife , and another minister
attempted to enroll their children in an all - white school . A mob beat Reverend
Shuttlesworth with chains while Mrs . Shuttlesworth was stabbed in the hip , and
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It was this network of political organizations that the SCLC attempted to
coordinate . 31 Before the SCLC ' s effort of coordination , these organizations
usually operated in isolation . It was not unusual for a city to have several civic
leagues , and ...
And they all attempted to maintain their position of power and influence within the
society . CORE ' s top leaders , who were all white , decided that the National
Director had to be removed from office ; it was to the organization ' s
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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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