Dr. Jasmin Young, "She Stood There By Him With a Gun" Lecture
Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 at 2 p.m.
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This event is free and open to the public.
Presented by the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program and the Office of Student Research in accordance with the 2020 Academic Research Week.
In this talk Dr. Young uses the writings and activism of Mabel Williams, a southern activist from North Carolina, to discuss the philosophy of armed resistance. As an activist during the Civil Rights movement, Mabel Williams criticized the dominant ideology of the movement: nonviolence. She also practiced armed resistance when white vigilante violence and police repression threatened the lives of activists. This talk interrogates the gendering of armed resistance and reveals the complex set of struggles between Black men and women about Black self-defense.
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