Charles Cobb Jr. is a jour­nal­ist, author and for­mer field sec­re­tary for the Stu­dent Non­vi­o­lent Coor­di­nat­ing Com­mit­tee (SNCC). His lat­est book, pub­lished by Duke Uni­ver­si­ty Press, is This Non­vi­o­lent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civ­il Rights Move­ment Possible.
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Guns Have Always Been Vital to Black Political Struggle
From slave revolts to self-defense, Black revolutionary history is often ignored in the gun control conversation.