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'This nonviolent stuff ain't no good. It'll get ya killed.': Teaching about Self-Defense in the African-American Freedom Struggle, in Teaching the Civil Rights Movement eds. Julie Buckner, Houston Roberson, Rhonda Y. Williams, Susan Holt by Emilye Crosby at SUNY Geneseo


This essay discusses the role of armed self-defense in the Civil Rights Movement, the ways it was closely connected to organizing (and not antithetical to nonviolence), and why it is important to teach. It also includes suggestions for readings and sample assignments.


African American History: Civil Rights Movement
African American History: Black Power
Social Justice: General

high
article, teacher training materials
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FMFP-2011
Mississippi, North Carolina
Robert Williams, Deacons for Defense and Justice, Robert Moses
Civil Rights Movement, Self-Defense, Bottom-Up History, Civil Rights Movement Organizing
eds. Julie Buckner, Houston Roberson, Rhonda Y. Williams, Susan Holt (New York: Routledge, 2002)

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