How did the politics of race shape the emergence of the Deacons for Defense?

Deacons For Defense

How did the politics of race shape the emergence of the Deacons for Defense?

  • How did the politics of gender shape the organization?
  • What was the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and the Deacons? Between

Black Power and the Deacons?

  • In your view, why or why not did the Deacons qualify as a ‘militia’?
  • What do the Deacons tell us about the relationship between gun politics and race?