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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The SCLC ' s Southwide affiliate structure , in fact , was one of the central factors
responsible for its power . A prime reason why SCLC affiliates ' structures had
power lies in the fact that they were often mass - based . The view that the SCLC
52 Finally , the fact that Baker held a different conception of leadership from the
ministers ' contributed to her isolation in the organization . Baker focused most of
her attention on developing local leadership rather than the SCLC center .
The fact that CORE had no mass black base and had funding sources distinct
from those of the SCLC and the NAACP made cooperation possible . According
to James Robinson , CORE ' s Executive Secretary during the late 1950s , "
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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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