All of our readings (save for one) will be provided digitally in the “Readings” folder on Sakai. You will be required to purchase or otherwise obtain the one book, listed below:
Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It: The Memoir of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson
Jo Ann Gibson Robinson
This is the exciting story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, as told by one of the women who organized it. This mass, grassroots protest is often seen as one of the foundational movement events for the post-WWII Civil Rights Movement, and it launched the career of Martin Luther King Jr. as well. Told in an easy to read style, Robinson reminds us that for every movement with a high-profile leader there are legions of organizers working behind the scenes to make it all happen.