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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Even though it was a Supreme Court ruling that made it possible to end the
boycott , the black community of the United States knew that the disciplined and
organized mass movement in Montgomery had created the pressure that
Like we knew . . . things on the police . Their girlfriends . We knew their sexual
habits . We knew their weaknesses ; just like they studied us , we studied them .
We had a file on them . . . . We knew exactly what they were doing . We knew who
noted , mark this as the first sit - in , the four protesters knew that they were not the
first to sit in in the state of North Carolina . Sit - in activity in the state had begun in
the late 1950s , when a young black attorney named Floyd McKissick ; a ...
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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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