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

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Feb 1, 2006 - Political Science - 363 pages
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In 1964 a small group of African American men in Jonesboro, Louisiana, defied the nonviolence policy of the mainstream civil rights movement and formed an armed self-defense organization--the Deacons for Defense and Justice--to protect movement workers fr
 

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The Deacons for Defense was an organic, grass-roots, southern, self-sufficient, self-sustaining, African-American male organization that served as a counterweight to nonviolent organizations such as ... Read full review

Contents

Beginnings
10
The Deacons Are Born
30
In the New York Times
52
On to Bogalusa
78
The Bogalusa Chapter
96
The Spring Campaign 108
108
With a Single Bullet
129
Victory
150
Expanding in the Bayou State
165
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Lance Hill is adjunct professor of history at Tulane University. Contact the author by email at lhill@tulane.edu.

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