Murder of Emmett Till and Armed Self Defense in Mississippi

Friday, January 4, 2013: 3:30 PM
Rhythms Ballroom 2 (Sheraton New Orleans)
Akinyele Umoja, Georgia State University
TRM Howard was a civil rights activist and business leader  in Mississippi in mid-twentieth century Mississippi. He was among those who decided that armed self-defense was a way to advance the cause of civil rights.  He set a pattern that was followed by others to be discussed in this paper.