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This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Duke Univ Pr
Publication date December 4, 2015
Pages 294
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780822361237
ISBN-10 082236123X
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Original list price $24.95
Other format details university press
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Visiting Martin Luther King Jr. during the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott, journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. "Just for self-defense," King assured him. It was not the only weapon King kept for such a purpose; one of his advisors remembered the reverend’s Montgomery, Alabama, home as "an arsenal." Like King, many ostensibly "nonviolent" civil rights activists embraced their constitutional right to self-protection—yet this crucial dimension of the Afro-American freedom struggle has been long ignored by history. In This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed, Charles E. Cobb Jr. recovers this history, describing the vital role that armed self-defense has played in the survival and liberation of black communities.  Drawing on his experiences in the civil rights movement and giving voice to its participants, Cobb lays bare the paradoxical relationship between the nonviolent civil rights struggle and the long history and importance of African Americans taking up arms to defend themselves against white supremacist violence. 
 
 


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from Basic Books (June 3, 2014)
9780465033102 | details & prices | 294 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $27.99
About: Visiting Martin Luther King Jr.
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Reprint edition from Duke Univ Pr (December 4, 2015)
9780822361237 | details & prices | 294 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.98 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Visiting Martin Luther King Jr.

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