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Deacons for Defense - Armed Resistance and the Civil Rights Movement


“Deacons for Defense and the Civil Rights ‘Removement’” surely and hopefully inspired thought-provoking conversation. After all, inside the climate of continuous assaults against black lives, the attempts and successes toward revoking the freedoms of African Americans are immeasurable and unrelenting. Plus, he had a loving personality, a listening ear, and a winning smile. So, when we heard a rumor that he was going to be fired, we filed into the hallway in loud protest. That incident became a catalyst for all our grievances. With assistance from CORE’s Jonesboro leader Charlie...

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