DEACONS FOR DEFENSE AND JUSTICE...

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  1. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://www.paperlessarchives.com/ddj.html

    Our struggle has not always been about non-violence... Some brothers felt the white man had to be stopped... They picked up the gun... The Deacons for Defense was born... Read and Enjoy their FBI files(smile!) :eek:hmy:

    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
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    These brothers were the precursor for the Black Panthers....little known....but incredibly important....thank you for bringing their story!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this one i've study and love because how Marcus Clay stood up as a man
    and for the defense of the black people they was under the eye of the FBI
    for years this southen group of men made a stand and took out the KKK
    before they could get more help from other parts of the south and change
    the way black people was viewed what an honor of our struggling history !
    thankz for bringing this back up i should have a few threads on this untold
    story of DEACONS FOR DEFENSE AND JUSTICE ..
     
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    You Kidding????

    I seen the movie about 8 times.

    However.......Two things: And I would appreciate it if ANYONE explained this:



    1. DID THE DFD REALLY HAVE TWO WHITE BOYS WORKING ALONG WITH THEM?

    2. WHAT LED TO THEIR DISAPPEARANCE INTO THE WOODS?

    Fill me in Family.

    Cedric Denson
     
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    Brother Cedric, there's a great book out about the Deacons by Lance Hill, UNC Press... Sells for about 33 dollars in hard cover... I haven't gotten to read the book yet, but am told it is a definitive story, and the one the movie was based upon... Perhaps, you can find it in the library... i wasn't able to...

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    isaiah
     
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    Thank you Brother Isaiah. It's always nice when a caring brotha comes along to help out a young one!

    :thanks:

    Cedric Denson
     
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    i found it at barns & nobles ! and look most of it up on the net doing a research
    on Deacons for Defense and justice
     
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    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brother Cedric, doing my duty, and fulfilling my obligations to Young Bloods with major potential like yourself...(smile!) Keep on Pushing - till you reach that highter goal, I know You can make it, with a littel bit O Soul!(smile!)

    Peace!
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    It's all for the Best my Brotha!!

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    I am now reading the book by Lance Hill, and it is revelatory beyond my wildest imaginings... I had no idea that Civil Rights workers were protected from violence by groups other than the Deacons, clandestine groups with no organizational structure, but military discipline, nonetheless... This was done throughout the south, and done very quietly to protect the movement's image as a nonviolent one...

    But reading of how these brothers organized, and faced down the Klan in hundreds of instances, rescuing Civil Rights workers in car chases with the Klan, and sealing off entire Black communities from marauding Night Rider cowards... Too Awesome to put into words... What is interesting is that Huey Newton, and a bunch of folk out in Los Angeles, are originally from Lousiana, where the Deacons were Organized... The Deacons, coincidentally, went public in an article in the New York Times, dated February 21, 1965... Does that date sound familiar to some of you??? Oh, the irony...

    Peace!
    isaiah
     
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