Origins of the Civil Rights Movements
Free Press, 1984 - 354 pages
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
Members of the white power structure , flaunting their victory , summoned Dr. King and other demonstrators to appear in court in July 1962 for their earlier participation in protest activities . National pressure began mounting against ...
King going to violate the injunction , but he was going to get all the mileage he could out of it . King instructed Walker to arrange for another news conference the following day for a formal reply to the injunction .
King , Why We Can't Wait , p . 60 . 131. Young , " And Birmingham , " p . 23 . 132. Lewis , King : A Critical Biography , p . 179 . 133. Harding , “ A Beginning in Birmingham , " pp . 13–19 . 134. Walker interview . 135.
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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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