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The What And Why Of Negroes And The Gun: The Black...

AFRICANGLOBE - Much of my scholarship over the last two decades has focused on gun issues. Some find this an odd specialty for someone like me. Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms is a sort of answer to people who wonder and often have asked, how is it that a Black law professor at a New York City law school comes to write sympathetically about the Second Amendment and gun rights. But Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms also demands its own preliminary explanation.

Negroes And The Gun: The Black Tradition Of Arms

AFRICANGLOBE - Chronicling the underappreciated Black tradition of bearing arms for self-defense, law professor Nicholas Johnson presents an array of examples reaching back to the pre-Civil War era that demonstrate a willingness of African American men and women to use firearms when necessary to defend their families and communities.