The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement
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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 for the first time the complete story behind the ten years that transformed America, tracing the essential role of the black community organizations that were the real power behind the civil rights movement. Drawing on interviews with over fifty key leaders, on original documents, and other moving firsthand material, he brings to life the people behind the scenes who led the fight to end segregation.