"Negroes and the Gun": A Winchester “in every Black home”

| January 29, 2014

"Negroes and the Gun": A Winchester “in every Black home”

Surveying the landscape in the summer of 1892, Ida B. Wells advised, that “the Winchester rifle deserved a place of honor in every Black home.” This was no empty rhetorical jab. She was advancing a considered personal security policy and specifically referencing two recent episodes where armed Blacks saved their neighbors from lynch mobs.

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