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Negroes with Guns

Robert F. Williams
Foreword by Gloria House
Introduction by Timothy B. Tyson

African American Studies, American History, Autobiography, Race and Ethnicity

African American Life Series

Paperback
Published: June 1998
ISBN: 9780814327142
Pages: 128 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 10
Review

History will record the courage, commitment, devotion, sincerity and love of Robert Williams for his people.

— Minister Louis Farrakhan

First published in 1962, Negroes with Guns is the story of a southern black community's struggle to arm itself in self-defense against the Ku Klux Klan and other racist groups. Frustrated and angered by violence condoned or abetted by the local authorities against blacks, the small community of Monroe, North Carolina, brought the issue of armed self-defense to the forefront of the civil rights movement. The single most important intellectual influence on Huey P. Newton, the founder of the Black Panther Party, Negroes with Guns is a classic story of a man who risked his life for democracy and freedom.

Robert F. Williams left Cuba to live in the People’s Republic of China from 1966-1969 before receiving safe passage home and a Ford Foundation grant to work at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan.

The long association and deep respect shared by Brother Robert Williams, the Nation of Islam and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is a matter of record. History will record the courage, commitment, devotion, sincerity and love of Robert Williams for his people.

– Minister Louis Farrakhan, is the leader of the African-American religious movement the Nation of Islam (NOI).

. . . Mr. Williams made outstanding contributions to the just cause of the American Black people and the mutual understanding between Chinese and American peoples. His dedication to the building the bridge of friendship. . . won high respect from Chinese leaders and Chinese people. He will live forever in the memory of Chinese people."

– Qi Huaiyuan, President, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Beijing