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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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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