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Umoja, Akinyele Omowale
We will shoot back : armed resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement / Akinyele Omowale Umoja
Alternate Title Armed resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : New York University Press, [2013]
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Subject(s) Self-defense -- Political aspects -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
Subject Mississippi Freedom Project
Subject(s) African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Suffrage -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
Subject Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description xii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-303) and index
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

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