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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Southern ministers knew the black rank - and - file much better and clearly
understood the nature of domination that was peculiar ... The black minister and
the black population of the South in general remained loyal to the NAACP
despite the ...
community organizations were thrust into the hands of a charismatic minister who
could play a key mobilizing role because ... Once the idea of the bus boycott was
formulated , extensive organizing of the ministers continued , with Martin Luther ...
THE LOUISIANA AND TEXAS MOVEMENT LT - LEDERE The United Christian
Movement , Inc . ( UCMI ) was organized in Shreveport , Louisiana , in late 1956
as a movement of ministers . In March 1956 the Attorney General of Louisiana
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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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