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The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change

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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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Bibliography: p. 339-347.

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Larry Yates, April 4, 2012 (view all comments by Larry Yates)
I think, with all due respect to the many others, this may be the single most important book I know of on the Freedom Movement. Its analytical and sympathetic approach combine to educate you to how the Movement actually developed. Morris' emphasis is on the grassroots "movement centers" in places like Montgomery, AL, and Petersburg, VA, but he does not ignore the rest of the picture.

As wonderful as the impacts of the Movement were on the racial system of this country, I think its deep and accessible lessons about how to struggle effectively for all kinds of social justice may be even more important in the long run. This is a readable, exciting, but intellectually serious approach to those lessons.

There are other better places to get the inspiring and personal stories that are so important, including the excellent recent book Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC. But for analysis, I still go back to this book often.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780029221303
Author:
Morris, Aldon D.
Publisher:
Free Press
Author:
Morris, Aldon D.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Southern States Race relations.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 86
Publication Date:
September 1986
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 13.86 oz

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