Black And Armed: Author Explains How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible

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Guns and the Civil Rights movement sound like total opposites because we have always heard about the movement being a non-violent one. In hindsight, the reality is guns played a critical role in African Americans defending themselves during the Civil Rights movment.

Journalist, professor, and former activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Charles E. Cobb joined Roland Martin on ?NewsOne Now? to talk about his book, ?This Non-Violent Stuff Will Get You Killed.?

Cobb told Martin, most of the Civil Rights movement took place in the rural South, where ?guns are a part of the culture.?

?People used guns to go hunting, used guns to keep varmints out of the garden,? said Cobb.

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