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The Deacons for Defense : armed resistance and the civil rights movement

The Deacons for Defense : armed resistance and the civil rights movement

Author: Lance E Hill
Publisher: Chapel Hill ; London : The University of North Carolina Press, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

'The Deacons for Defense and Justice' were formed in 1964 in Louisiana to protect African Americans from vigilante and police harrassment. Lance Hill uncovers a neglected side of the civil rights  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hill, Lance E. (Lance Edward), 1950-
Deacons for Defense.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003021779
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lance E Hill
ISBN: 0807863602 9780807863602
OCLC Number: 57707378
Description: 1 online resource (x, 363 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Beginnings --
The deacons are born --
In the New York Times --
Not Selma --
On to Bogalusa --
The spring campaign --
With a single bullet --
Victory --
Expanding in the Bayou State --
Mississippi chapters --
Heading north --
Black power-last days --
Conclusion: the myth of nonviolence.
Responsibility: Lance Hill.
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