The Resource The Deacons for Defense: : armed resistance and the civil rights movement, Lance Hill, (electronic resource)

The Deacons for Defense: : armed resistance and the civil rights movement, Lance Hill, (electronic resource)

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The Deacons for Defense: : armed resistance and the civil rights movement
Title
The Deacons for Defense:
Title remainder
armed resistance and the civil rights movement
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Lance Hill
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Language
eng
Summary
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 from vigilante and police violence. With their largest and most famous chapter at the center of a bloody campaign in the Ku Klux Klan stronghold of Bogalusa, Louisiana, the Deacons became a popular symbol of the growing frustration with Martin Luther King Jr.'s nonviolent strategy and a rallying point for a militant working-class movement in the South.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. In his analysis of this important yet long-overlooked organization, Hill challenges what he calls "the myth of nonviolence--the idea that a united civil rights movement achieved its goals through nonviolent direct action led by middle-class and religious leaders. In contrast, Hill 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 Klan and uphold civil rights and liberties. 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 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.-->
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Midwest
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1950-
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Hill, Lance E.
Dewey number
323.1196/073/009046
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Deacons for Defense and Justice
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Self-defense
  • Political violence
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Electronic books
  • Southern States
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
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The Deacons for Defense: : armed resistance and the civil rights movement, Lance Hill, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11719026
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multicolored
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MWT11719026
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11719026
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Deacons for Defense: : armed resistance and the civil rights movement, Lance Hill, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11719026
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11719026
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11719026
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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