The Deacons for Defense: Armed Resistance and the Civil Rights Movement (Paperback)
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The Deacons for Defense: Armed Resistance and the Civil Rights Movement (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 28/02/2006
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In 1964, a small group of African American men in Jonesboro, Louisiana, formed an armed self-defense organization to protect movement workers from vigilante and police violence. Lance Hill offers the first detailed history of the Deacons for Defense and Justice, who grew to several hundred members and twenty-one chapters in the Deep South, and led some of the most successful local campaigns in the civil rights movement. He constructs a compelling historical narrative of a working-class armed self-defense movement that defied the entrenched nonviolent leadership and played a crucial role in compelling the federal government to neutralize the Ku Klux Klan and uphold civil rights and liberties.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807857021
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 594 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm
Edition: New edition

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