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Lessons in Self-Defense: From “Free Joan Little” to “Free Them All”

Emily L. Thuma

in All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042331
eISBN:
9780252051173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042331.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 1 demonstrates the catalytic role played by campaigns to defend women against criminal charges for killing men who sexually assaulted them in the emergence of anticarceral feminism. The cases ... More


Defining the Injustices of Rape in the Joan Little Rape-Murder Case

Catherine O. Jacquet

in The Injustices of Rape: How Activists Responded to Sexual Violence, 1950-1980

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653860
eISBN:
9781469653884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653860.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the case of Joan Little, a North Carolinian inmate who defended herself against sexual assault by her white jailer and was subsequently put on trial for murder in 1975. Little ... More


From Freedom to Freedomways: Black Women Radicals and the Black Freedom Movement in the 1960s and 1970s

Dayo F. Gore

in Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the extension of black women radicals' activism and political vision beyond the 1950s. It outlines the key strategies that allowed many of them to continue their work for such a ... More


You Can’t Jail the Revolution

Zoe A. Colley

in Ain't Scared of Your Jail: Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042411
eISBN:
9780813043050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042411.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 examines the radicalization of movement supporters during the post-1965 era and the increasing prominence of the black power movement. As activists came to emphasize racial separatism, ... More


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