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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In the belief that the movement could be defeated - being aware of its internal
conflict - and in response to mounting pressure , members of Albany ' s white
power structure decided to maneuver King out of the city by agreeing to a “ truce
... voluntarily supplied by individuals and groups who identify with the goals of the
movement and those supplied by political actors ( e . g . heads of state , courts ,
national guards ) in response to political crises created by the movement .
32 - 37 ; J . Mills Thornton III , “ Challenge and Response in the Montgomery Bus
Boycott of 1955 – 1956 , ” Alabama Review : A Quarterly Journal of Alabama
History , 3233 ( 1979 – 80 ) : 171 – 72 , have pointed out that after the Supreme ...
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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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