Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power
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Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power
Robert Williams was an anomaly in the 1950s during the dawning days of the Civil Rights Movement -- while most African-American leaders espoused peaceful resistance and abhorred violence, Williams advocated meeting force with force, and suggested that blacks should arm themselves for their own protection in his controversial book Negroes With Guns as well as his outspoken newsletter The Crusader. Williams' bold views were not the only thing about him that caused a stir; an incident involving a civil rights protest in 1961 led to Williams being charged with kidnapping by the FBI (charges… More