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We will shoot back : armed resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement

Author: Akinyele Omowale Umoja
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2013.
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My father was born in 1915 to a sharecropping family in the Bolivar County village of Alligator in the Mississippi Delta. Dad told me stories about Mississippi when I was growing up in Compton, California. These stories were full of examples of White terrorism and intimidation. One story I heard invoked mixed feelings of fear and pride. My father remembered seeing a Black man hanging from a Delta water tower,  Read more...
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Umoja, Akinyele Omowale.
We will shoot back.
New York : New York University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012046909
(OCoLC)819717754
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Akinyele Omowale Umoja
ISBN: 9780814725474 0814725473
OCLC Number: 830324487
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Terror and resistance: foundations of the civil rights insurgency --
"I'm here, not backing up": emergence of grassroots militancy and armed self-defense in the 1950s --
"Can't give up my stuff": nonviolent organizations and armed resistance --
"Local people carry the day": freedom summer and challenges to nonviolence in Mississippi --
"Ready to die and defend": Natchez and the advocacy and emergence of armed resistance in Mississippi --
"We didn't turn no jaws": black power, boycotts, and the growing debate on armed resistance --
"Black revolution has come": armed insurgency, black power, and revolutionary nationalism in the Mississippi freedom struggle --
"No longer afraid": the United League, activist litigation, armed self-defense, and insurgent resilience in northern Mississippi.
Responsibility: Akinyele Omowale Umoja.

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Reconstructs the use of armed resistance by Black activists and supporters in Mississippi to challenge racist terrorism, segregation, and fight for human rights and political empowerment  Read more...

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"[Nelson Mandela's] sister recalled when considering that thing in him; that courage and light in the world would eventually herald. . . . Akinyele Umoja, chair of the Department of African-American Read more...

 
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