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This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

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Visiting Martin Luther King Jr. during the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott, journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. "Just for self-defense," King assured him. It was not the only weapon King kept for such a purpose; one of his advisors remembered the reverend's Montgomery, Alabama, home as "an arsenal." Like King, many ostensibly "nonviolent" civil rights activists embraced their constitutional right to self-protection-yet this crucial dimension of the Afro-American freedom struggle has been long ignored ...

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This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible
2015, Duke University Press, North Carolina

ISBN-13: 9780822361237

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This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible
2014, Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN-13: 9780465033102

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