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Mae Mallory and “The Southern Belle Fantasy Trope” at the Cuyahoga County Jail, 21st and Payne/“Pain”

  • Paula Marie Seniors

Abstract

In Monroe, North Carolina, in 1958, after the attempted rape and brutal beatings of two African American women by white men and the loss of the court cases that sought justice for these crimes, African American women compelled the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Robert F. Williams, to found the Negroes with Guns Movement. Williams proposed protecting women and children with arms, meeting “violence with violence,” and “repel[ing] on the spot attacks by white persons.”1

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