Creating and sustaining a movement

I’ve been rereading the book “The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement” by Aldon D. Morris.  I had it sitting on my shelf since I bought it, and skimmed it some previously. But the other day I started reading it again and realized it was far more valuable than I’d previously thought. It’s not just a book on the history of the Civil Rights Movement. It’s also a manual on how to create and sustain a successful movement. The author is a good place to go if you want to learn how to create and sustain a movement.

Further Reading: The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement by Aldon D. Morris: [http://www.amazon.com/Origins-Civil-Rights-Movements-Morris/dp/0029221307]

He talks about the importance of decentralized organization, cooperative and collaborative coordination, the role of movement centers, Movement Halfway “safe” Houses for activists and organizers; and the role of both organization, legal and direct action in carrying out the goals of a movement.

I’m going to write a series of posts on this subject.

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