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.
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.
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