Aldon D. Morris thing is certain, the pre-civil rights movement era would stand in stark contrast ity and labeled them as an inferior race (see Morris ). The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement The Scholar Denied. Aldon Douglas Morris (born June 15, ) is an African-American professor of sociology and. All rights reserved. A RETROSPECTIVE ON THE CIVIL. RIGHTS MOVEMENT: Political and. Intellectual Landmarks. Aldon D. Morris. Department of Sociology.

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This effort required a high degree of planning and organization.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The next major civil rights confrontation occurred in when integrated groups boarded buses to attempt to desegregate buses and terminals in the South through Freedom Rides.

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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. Jemison, and was mobilized through local black churches, which formed the Urban Defense League, an umbrella organization.

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University of Michigan Northwestern Aldoh. Morris, is a study of the first decade of the civil rights movement from The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Morris also seeks to analyze the role in the movement of black masses, showing their organization and mogris, thus refuting the popular view of unrelated spontaneous actions by various groups. Rosa Parks visited there four months before the Montgomery bus boycott.


He refutes the myth that the widespread demonstrations were uncoordinated, spontaneous actions of local groups with local grievances.

Martin Luther King participated and mobilized the black community to protest morrix fill the jails. The Montgomery bus boycott began on December 1,when Mrs. It was a church-related protest organization of organizations. Contrary to popular accounts, this was not a spontaneous action by an individual acting without forethought. Price may vary by retailer.

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However, massive white resistance using poll taxes, literacy tests, and other obstructive tactics, resulted in failure of the movement. Retrieved from ” https: Free Press September Length: Rosa Parks defied local segregation laws by refusing to give up her seat in the front of the bus to a white man. During the next two months students were involved in lunch counter sit-ins in approximately aldonn Southern cities.

The Eisenhower administration refused to invoke federal power and instead called for state and local action. Prior to the start of the modern civil rights movement, the dominant black protest organization was the NAACP, founded in by black and white intellectuals to fight for equal rights for black Americans.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.


The white power structure defeated the movement through a devious strategy of making promises they never intended to keep, but the movement became a model for other black communities and showed the need for good organization. Black Communities Organizing for Simon and SchusterSep 15, – History – pages.

Du Boisthe first black man to earn a doctorate from Harvard University. The NAACP pursued a legal strategy of forcing change through court decisions, but this was a slow process that did not satisfy blacks looking for more immediate relief from the oppression of segregation. They were attacked savagely in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Morris traces the beginning of the civil rights movement to the mass boycott of segregated buses by the black community in Baton Rouge in June Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Morris shows how black churches provided organization and leadership to the movement.

Black communities organizing for The Origins of 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.

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