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The Deacons for Defense and Justice

Defenders of the African American Community in Bogalusa, Louisiana During the 1960"s

by Gray L. LaSimba

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Published by Four-G Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Multicultural Nonfiction,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages110
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12172415M
    ISBN 101885066732
    ISBN 109781885066732
    OCLC/WorldCa43551986


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In a The Deacons for Defense and Justice book group of African American men in Jonesboro, Louisiana, defied the nonviolence policy of the mainstream civil rights movement and formed an armed self-defense organization--the Deacons for Defense and Justice--to protect movement workers from vigilante and police by:   On Ja group of African American men in Jonesboro, Louisiana led by Earnest “Chilly Willy” Thomas and Frederick Douglas Kirkpatrick founded the group known as The Deacons for Defense and Justice to protect members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) against Ku Klux Klan violence.

Most of the “Deacons” were veterans of World War II. The Deacons for Defense and Justice was founded in in Jonesboro, Louisiana to protect civil rights activists from the Ku Klux Klan. The organization was made up of black veterans from World War II, who believed in armed self-defense.

About twenty chapters were created throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The Deacons for Defense. Honorable Mention, Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights In a small group of African American men in Jonesboro, Louisiana, defied the nonviolence policy of the mainstream civil rights movement and formed an armed self-defense organization--the Deacons for Defense and Justice--to.

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The Deacons for Defense and Justice is an armed self defense African American civil rights organization in the U.S. Southern states during the s. Historically, the organization practiced self-defense methods in the face of racist oppression that was carried out by Jim Crow Laws; local and state agencies; and the Ku Klux Klan.

Many times the Deacons are not written. In a small group of African American men in Jonesboro, Louisiana, defied the nonviolence policy of the mainstream civil rights movement and formed an armed self-defense organization--the Deacons for Defense and Justice--to protect movement workers from vigilante and police violence.

With their largest and most famous chapter at the center of a bloody campaign in the 5/5(1). Atcheson, who was familiar with the Deacons for Defense and Justice, later told FBI agent Don McGorty that Ferriday resident Victor The Deacons for Defense and Justice book had contacted the Jonesboro Deacons and that a month.

Directed by Bill Duke. With Forest Whitaker, Chris Britton, Jonathan Silverman, Ossie Davis. The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like Stokely Carmichael, H.

Rap Brown, and Eldridge Cleaver, but in Bogalusa, LA a group of harassed Afro-Americans had decided they'd had enough and took up arms to defend themselves and force the white power.

The Deacons for Defense and Justice were a reminder that the kingdom of God suffers much violence, but the violent take it back by force (or by any means necessary).

While voilence is never an advocacy for peace, in times of oppression to defend a home, a community or a nation taking up arms is the route to that peace.5/5(1). Bogalusa Deacons for Defense and Justice An armed self-defense group of African American Men that protected civil rightsindividuals and organizations in theU.S.

Southern states during the s. Historically, the organizationpracticed self-defense methods in the face of racist oppression that was carried out under the Jim Crow Lawsby local.

The Deacons for Defense and Justice was an armed self defense African American civil rights organization in the U.S. Southern states during the s. Historically, the organization practiced self-defense methods in the face of racist oppression that was carried out by Jim Crow Laws; local and state agencies; and the Ku Klux Klan.

The Deacons for Defense and Justice in Homer likely would have never been established were it not for the Claiborne Parish Civic League, founded in the s. The league had not gained much. Deacons for Defense and Justice, a black self-defense organization that had already engaged the Klan in several shooting skirmishes.

The two groups faced off: the Klansmen on one side, the Deacons on the other. After a few tense moments the police arrived and attempted to defuse the volatile situation. The Deacons for Defense and Justice began in the north-central Louisiana town of Jonesboro inwhere several local black men provided Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) field secretary Ronnie Moore an armed escort to Monroe after Klansmen tried to follow his car out of town.

Deacons chapters emerged throughout Louisiana and southwest. Books on the Deacons for Defense The Deacons for Defense: Armed Resistance and the Civil Rights Movement (Lance Hill) The Deacons for Defense and Justice: Defenders of the African American Community in Bogalusa, Louisiana During the 's (LaSimba).

2 “Deacons for Defense and Justice, also known as “The Deacons”, Charles Sims, Spokesman, Racial The first books on the civil rights movement, written in the s and early s, reflect analyses of how the civil rights movement was.

Deacons for Defense is a American television drama film directed by Bill television film stars Forest Whitaker (Academy Award winner), Christopher Britton, Ossie Davis, Jonathan Silverman, Adam Weiner, and Marcus on a story by Michael D'Antonio, the teleplay was written by Richard Wesley and Frank Military.

The film is loosely based on the activities of the Deacons. The Deacons for Defense and Justice, a self-defense organization that formed inwas the most sophisticated example of this type of southern black militancy. In addition to providing protection against the Ku Klux Klan, the Deacons also symbolized a new form of assertive manhood that challenged white myths of black powerlessness.

Mr. Hicks was one of the last surviving leaders of the Deacons for Defense and Justice, a paramilitary organization formed to protect people from the Ku Klux Klan. Buy The Deacons for Defense: Armed Resistance and the Civil Rights Movement 1 by Hill, Lance (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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FBI files relating to the Deacons For Defense And Justice. Addeddate Identifier DeaconsForDefenseAndJustice Identifier-ark ark://t0gt8x74p Ocr. The Deacons for Defense and Justice were organized in Jonesboro, Louisiana in by Earnest “Chilly Willy” Thomas, a leader of informal self-defense group, and Frederick Douglas Kirkpatrick, a chief of black volunteer auxiliary police squad, to protect civil rights workers, their communities and their families against the Klan.

Without his book, the history of the civil rights movement is indeed incomplete.—New Orleans Tribune [Hill's] thorough and original history of the Deacons for Defense and Justice is more than an impressive account of a now-obscure group that left no written : The University of North Carolina Press.

"The Deacons for Defense and Justice was formed by African-American men in Jonesboro and Bogalusa, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi.

They were factory workers, farmers, common laborers, fathers. Deacons for Defense and Justice Last updated Janu The Deacons for Defense and Justice was an armed African-American self-defense group founded in Novemberduring the civil rights era in the United States, in the mill town of Jonesboro, Febru —the day of Malcolm X's assassination—the first affiliated chapter was.

Deacons for Defense and Justice defied segregation Third in a four-part series National Congress for Racial Equality leader James Farmer, left, and George Dodd (in sunglasses), a Homer Deacon, are shown at a protest in Minden, La., on Aug. 7, The Deacons "for Defense and Justice": defenders of the African American community in Bogalusa, Louisiana during the "s.

Author: L LaSimba M Gray: Publisher: Winter Park, FL: FOUR-G, Edition/Format: Print book: English: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Deacons for Defense and Justice. The Deacons for Defense: armed resistance and the civil rights movement / Lance Hill.

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN (alk. paper) 1. Deacons for Defense and Justice—History. African American civil rights workers—Louisiana—Jonesboro—History—20th century. The Deacons of Defense and Justice was an armed African American self-defense organization that was established in some Southern states.

The DDJ was formed in Louisiana the summer of by Earnest Thomas and Frederick Douglas Kirkpatrick in Jonesboro, to protect civil rights workers from violent mobs and police brutality.

“The Deacons emerged as one of the first visible self-defense forces in the and were effective in providing protection for local African Americans who sought to register to vote and for white. Sims considered the Deacons a “defense guard unit” who had formed simply because we got tired of black women, the children being harassed by the white night-riders.

The Chicago Chapter of the Deacons for Defense and Justice was formed by Ernest Thomas, vice president of the Jonesboro chapter, in   A little-known episode in American history has been snatched from oblivion by Tulane University Professor Lance Hill.

He has documented the pivotal events of the civil rights movement in his book, The Deacons for Defense: Armed Resistance and the Civil Rights Movement published by the University of North Carolina Press.

History Department of Pan-African Studies | In November,in response to a presentation by Henry Austin who was the Public Relations Director of the Deacons for Defense and Justice, African American students at Kent State University organized themselves into a new student organization called Black United Students [BUS] during the winter quarter of   The Deacons for Defense and Justice was an armed self-defense African-American civil rights organization in the Southern states during the ically, the organization practiced self-defense methods in the face of racist oppression that was carried out by Jim Crow Laws; local and state agencies; and the Ku Klux Klan.

So who were the Deacons for Defense and Justice. In the South in the s and s, civil rights supporters were terrorized, and even murdered, by. Editor's Note: This story is the second in a series about the civil rights-era Deacons for Defense and Justice. BOGALUSA — Fiery red dust filled the air as Henry Austan, a year-old insurance bill collector for an African-American agency, sped down a Washington Parish dirt road during the early spring of   This birth of the Deacons for Defense and Justice in Louisiana came at a time when Rev.

Martin Luther King Jr. was preaching non-violent civil disobedience. However, Klan violence against black. 'The Deacons for Defense and Justice' were formed in in Louisiana to protect African Americans from vigilante and police harrassment.

Lance Hill uncovers a neglected side of the civil rights movement - one led from among the working class and which stood apart from the nonviolence strategy of the mainstream. The unwelcome visitors quickly fled the neighborhood. It was the Klan’s first encounter with the Deacons for Defense and Justice.

The Deacons were reportedly careful not to step over the line from protection to retaliation; there are no recorded instances of them attacking whites for previous assaults on blacks.Inthe Deacons for Defense and Justice were formed by black men in Jonesboro, Louisiana to protect the black citizens and civil rights activist from the Ku Klux Klan.

Armed self-defense was inconsistent with the non-violent philosophy adopted during the .Standing in the street, only a few feet from the Klan, was a line of grim, unyielding black men. They were members of the Deacons for Defense and Justice, a black self-defense organization that had already engaged the Klan in several shooting skirmishes.

The two groups faced off: the Klansmen on one side, the Deacons on the other.