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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They feel that the first thing you ' ve got to do is to have the United States
Supreme Court to declare this thing ( racial segregation ] illegal , and that ' s
logical . ” : 49 The winning of significant cases represented success for the
NAACP as an ...
This is the kind of thing , and if you can help me , I can get them together . " 24
Jenkins explained that a building , books , and transportation were needed to
make such an effort fruitful . Horton remembers Jenkins as a brilliant man who
When things were really hot we called a meeting at eight o ' clock in the morning .
We ' d call one for twelve that day , twelve noon , and the place would be full . We
had what we called our wire service . People got on telephones , that was our ...
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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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