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Author Williams, Robert F. (Robert Franklin), 1925-1996.

Title Negroes with guns / Robert F. Williams ; foreword by Gloria House ; introduction by Timothy B. Tyson
Published Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [1998]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  975.6755 Wil/Nwg  AVAILABLE
Description xxxiv, 89 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series African American life series
African American life series.
Contents Foreword / Gloria House -- Introduction: Robert F. Williams, "Black Power," and the Roots of the African American Freedom Struggle / Timothy B. Tyson -- Ch. 1. Self-Defense Prevents Bloodshed -- Ch. 2. An NAACP Chapter is Reborn in Militancy -- Ch. 3. The Struggle for Militancy in the NAACP -- Ch. 4. Non-Violence Emboldens the Racists: A Week of Terror -- Ch. 5. Self-Defense Prevents a Pogrom: Racists Engineer a Kidnapping Frameup -- Ch. 6. The Monroe Case: Conspiracy against the Negro -- Ch. 7. Self-Defense: An American Tradition
Summary First published in 1962, Negroes with Guns is the story of a southern black community's struggle to arm itself in self-defense against the Ku Klux Klan and other racist groups. Frustrated and angered by violence condoned or abetted by the local authorities against blacks, the small community of Monroe, North Carolina, brought the issue of armed self-defense to the forefront of the civil rights movement. Under the leadership of Robert F. Williams (1925-1996), Monroe became the test case of the right of blacks to armed self-defense when law and order broke down. The single most important intellectual influence on Huey P. Newton, the founder of the Black Panther Party, Negroes with Guns is a classic story of a man who risked his life for democracy and freedom
Notes Originally published: New York : Marzani & Munsell, [c1962]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Williams, Robert F. (Robert Franklin), 1925-1996.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- North Carolina -- Monroe -- History -- 20th century.
Self-defense -- North Carolina -- Monroe -- History -- 20th century.
Violence -- North Carolina -- Monroe -- History -- 20th century.
Monroe (N.C.) -- Race relations.
LC no. 98010737
ISBN 0814327141 (paperback: alk. paper)