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 Montgomery movement introduced the nonviolent approach for social
change to the black masses . Until this bus boycott , most blacks were unfamiliar
with the techniques and principles of nonviolent direct action . The Montgomery ...
race relations cell on the campus of the University of Chicago . In its early days
CORE served as one of the vehicles through which the pacifists of FOR
introduced the tradition of nonviolent protest to a small number of black and white
When Smiley finished his discourse on nonviolence , King usually addressed the
crowd . He would assure his listeners that nonviolence was not a weak method
and that “ through nonviolent resistance the Negro will be able to rise to the ...
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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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