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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27 Much of this effort was undertaken by the black scholar W . E . B . DuBois ,
who directed the NAACP ' s Publicity and ... Its efforts also led to Supreme Court
decisions requiring that blacks be admitted to white universities because they
That remarkable effort , however , resulted in the addition of very few blacks to the
voting rolls ; it did not yield the sort of political power that Jenkins had envisioned
. The efforts of one man could not wipe out the massive black illiteracy that had ...
Cordell Reagon explained how he and Sherrod entered the community and
began their organizing efforts : We slept in abandoned cars , and eventually we
started going out on the college campus . We would sit in the student union
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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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