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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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The tactic of sit-ins first occurred in Oklahoma in 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. Mivement Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. University of Michigan Northwestern University. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I apdon read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

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

The Montgomery bus boycott began on December 1,when Mrs. 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 cjvil led the fight to end segregation, providing a critical new understanding of the dynamics of social change.

Morris traces the beginning of the civil rights movement to the mass boycott of segregated buses by the black community in Baton Rouge rjghts June Contrary to righs accounts, this was not a spontaneous action by an individual acting without forethought.

Aldon Douglas Morris born June 15, is an African-American professor of sociology and an award-winning scholar, with interests including social movementscivil rightsand social inequality. In the fall ofan ambitious movement was launched in Albany, Georgia, with the goal of ending all forms of racial domination in that city.

On December 1,in Montgomery, Alabama, Mrs. Appendix B List of Persons Interviewed.


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.

Du Boisthe first black man to earn a doctorate from Harvard University. Rosa Parks defied local segregation laws by refusing to give up her seat in the front of the bus to a white man. Retrieved from ” http: Rosa Parks visited there four months before the Montgomery bus boycott. The interesting thing about this book is the many interviews the During the next two months students were involved in lunch counter sit-ins in approximately seventy Southern cities.

Morris does an excellent job of making his case that the modern civil rights movement was a well planned, organized, and coordinated series of confrontations by blacks against the white power structure in the South.

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.

The Baton Rouge boycott was a mass, church-based, direct-action movement guided by a new organization of organizations. Morris was an associate professor of sociology at the University of Michigan from to Account Options Sign in. This page was last edited on 4 Julyat However, the social network connecting the churches in a mass movement was facilitated by alliances among the clergymen heading the various churches through informal associations and formal bodies such as the National Baptist Convention.

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Morris, the grandson of sharecropperswas born in rural Tutwiler, Mississippi. Morris describes the pervasive and oppressive system of segregation imposed on blacks in the South, which included personal, economic, and political oppression.


Theoretical OverView and Conclusions. Internal Organization and Direct Action. Morris also seeks to analyze the role in the movement of black masses, showing their organization and interconnectedness, thus refuting the popular view of unrelated spontaneous actions by various groups.

Martin Luther King participated and mobilized the black rghts to protest and fill the jails. Selected pages Title Page. It was a church-related protest organization of organizations. ribhts

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Retrieved September 27, Morris concludes his story with the notorious confrontation in Birmingham in Retrieved from ” https: 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. It icvil a Northern organization founded in by pacifist students at the University of ,orris, headed by James Farmer. The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: A sociological, mass movement based look at the Civil Rights Mvt and it’s constituent alphabet soup parts: No eBook available SimonandSchuster.

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. King introduced an activist social gospel in a refocused militant view of religion.

Must redeem within 90 days. Simon and SchusterSep 15, – History – pages. Martin Luther King and the SCLC set out to desegregate lunch counters and public facilities in downtown department stores, establish fair hiring procedures in retail stores and city departments, obtain access to city parks, and establish a timetable for school desegregation.

A Planned Exercise in Mass Disruption.