Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7pm at Sistas’ Place
The right to defend your people and your community is a human right that no race gives or takes away from another.
This Black History Month we pay tribute to those Black Men who stood up in armed defense of the civil rights movement, and in so doing and unbeknownst to many, raised our liberation movement to the international level of human rights.
The film, Deacons for Defense, tells a small part of this true story. A message of courage and fearlessness that was consciously hidden from the central story line of the civil rights movement. A very serious attempt to paint our struggle into a box of non-violence, white paternalism and U.S. government protection.
However, recent books like, We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement written by Prof. Akinyele Omowale Umoja, and the story of one of the Deacons, Robert Hicks (see below), from Bogalusa, La., has pulled back the covers on some of these courageous Brothers and the movement that supported their efforts.
Join us at Sistas’ Place, Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7 PM, FREE ADMISSION, to watch this riveting story and discussion. Call (718) 398-1766… arrive on time – space is limited.