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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Now , how you going to act on this ? Let ' s just plan what you ' re going to do
when you go back . Let ' s start talking about how you ' re going to use this new
insight and understanding you ' ve got . . . . So they begin to formulate their
actions so ...
Somebody was going to do it for them . . . . Blacks would quite often say to me , “ It
isn ' t right that we have to struggle , we have to stick our necks out , that we have
to take chances . We didn ' t ask for this . The people who are doing this to us ...
You lose your perspective of where you fit into the broad range of society . The
only thing you ' re thinking about is how you ' re going to make the next project
work , and how you ' re going to publicize it , how you ' re going to raise the funds
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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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