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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This chapter has analyzed the early mass movements of the civil rights
movement and the movement centers that developed to direct them . The central
argument , to be developed further in later chapters , is that these centers existed
94 In 1960 , a year that will come under scrutiny in a later chapter , the SCEF
went on to become an important movement halfway house associated with the
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee ( SNCC ) . This chapter has focused
headed the local CORE chapter and was a student at Florida A . and M .
University . The CORE chapter worked closely with the Reverend C . K . Steele
and the Inter Civic Council ( ICC ) . In fact , the ICC served as the headquarters
when the ...
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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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