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 Steele as president of both the NAACP and the ICC , the efforts of these two
groups became solidified . Reverend Speed , who had organized the business
League , became chairman of the ICC ' s Transportation Committee . The leaders
Community organizations became affiliates of the SCLC by paying a twenty - five
- dollar fee and signing a charter committing them to organize their communities
to engage in direct action protests . It was the local movements that created the ...
It was organized in January 1958 by the Reverend Kelly Miller Smith , a scholarly
young minister who had participated in the SCLC ' s founding meetings and had
been in Nashville for seven years . When Reverend Smith became president of ...
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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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