Mon, 05/20/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with scholar and activist Akinyele Umoja about his book We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement.
The notion that the civil rights movement in the southern United States was a nonviolent movement remains a dominant theme of civil rights memory and representation in popular culture. Yet in dozens of southern communities, Black people picked up arms to defend their leaders, communities, and lives.