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In recent history: Reverend Carter, expecting a visit from the Klan after he has dared to register to vote, stands guard on his front porch, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, c. 1964
Visiting Martin Luther King, Jr. at the peak of the civil rights movement, the journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. “Just for self-defense,” King assured him. One of King’s advisors remembered the reverend’s home as “an arsenal.” Like King, many nonviolent activists embraced their constitutional right to self-protection—yet this crucial dimension of the civil rights struggle has been long ignored.In This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed, civil rights scholar Charles E. C…

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In recent history: Reverend Carter, expecting a visit from the Klan after he has dared to register to vote, stands guard on his front porch, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, c. 1964(r/liberalgunowners)

It’s made the rounds here before: This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed – How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible.

Accounts of literal anti-black terrorism, the indifference of government, and how individuals and communities organized arms to resist it. Funnily enough, some of these hooded assholes were a lot less bold when their intended victims had teeth.

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Charles E. Cobb Jr.

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Reprint

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Duke University Press Books

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