Negroes with Guns (African American Life) (Paperback)

Negroes with Guns (African American Life) By Robert F. Williams, Timothy Tyson (Introduction by), Gloria House (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Robert F. Williams, Timothy Tyson (Introduction by), Gloria House (Foreword by)
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First published in 1962, Negroes with Guns is the story of a southern black community's struggle to arm itself in self-defense against the Ku Klux Klan and other racist groups. Frustrated and angered by violence condoned or abetted by the local authorities against blacks, the small community of Monroe, North Carolina, brought the issue of armed self-defense to the forefront of the civil rights movement. The single most important intellectual influence on Huey P. Newton, the founder of the Black Panther Party, Negroes with Guns is a classic story of a man who risked his life for democracy and freedom.

About the Author

Robert F. Williams left Cuba to live in the People's Republic of China from 1966-1969 before receiving safe passage home and a Ford Foundation grant to work at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan.Gloria House taught at the university level for over 40 years; she is a poet, Kresge Eminent Artist, and mentor to young Detroit writers. She was a field secretary in the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and created SNCC's statement against the Vietnam War. In Detroit, she co-founded the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, and amongst many other accomplishments, she founded the African American and African Studies department at the University of Michigan Dearborn.Timothy B. Tyson currently serves as Senior Research Scholar at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, with secondary appointments at the Duke Divinity School and the Department of History. At the Divinity School, Tyson teaches about race, religion and civil rights in the South. He also has a position in the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780814327142
ISBN-10: 0814327141
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 1998
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: African American Life