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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I spent my early years in the Mississippi Delta and moved to Chicago during my
early adolescent years . ... My move to Chicago rudely awakened me to the
reality that the North was no Promised Land but a bastion of racial segregation
Having anticipated this move , King and others devised an alternative system . At
that moment I remembered that some time previously , my good friend Rev .
Theodore Jemison had led a bus boycott in Baton Rouge , Louisiana . Knowing
On November 27 , 1953 , forty - eight black soldiers in Columbia , South Carolina
, were arrested and fined a total of $ 1 , 573 because one of them refused to
move from a bus seat he occupied next to a white girl . The November 28 , 1953 ...
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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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