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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During this period black universities and colleges were closely linked to the black
church . Thus , a significant number of the leading professors were also ministers
or closely attached to the ministerial profession . It was not unusual for the ...
17 Martin Luther King , Jr . , and Ralph Abernathy , both ministers in Montgomery
, Alabama , were well aware of the Baton Rouge movement and consulted
closely with Reverend Jemison when the famous Montgomery boycott was
The black union leader A . Philip Randolph was also closely associated with this
group . Randolph , who was familiar with nonviolent protest in India as well as
America , was influential in persuading E . D . Nixon and Mrs . Daisy Bates to ...
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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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