(Received: 07/31/2012, Posted: 07/31/2012)
Special Urban 2nd Amendment Cinema Screenings
Special Urban 2nd Amendment Cinema Screenings:
NEGROES WITH GUNS: Rob Williams and Black Power
NO GUNS FOR NEGROES - JPFO Film with the late Ralph Connor
Wednesday, August 1, 7 pm
ICE Lawndale 10 Theaters
3330 W Roosevelt Road
Thursday, Aug 2, 7pm
ICE Theaters Chatham
210 W 87th St
South Side Only:
Film Screening & Community Forum
on Gun Possession, Stand Your Ground
& Myths About Concealed Carry
Moderated by WVON’s CLIFF KELLY
NEGROES WITH GUNS 2005, 53 minutes
This film tells the dramatic story of the often-forgotten civil rights leader who urged African Americans to arm themselves against violent racists. In doing so, Williams not only challenged the Klan-dominated establishment of his hometown of Monroe, North Carolina, he alienated the mainstream Civil Rights Movement, which advocated peaceful resistance.
Robert F. Williams was the forefather of the Black Power movement and broke dramatic new ground by internationalizing the African American struggle. Negroes with Guns is not only an electrifying look at an historically erased leader, but also provides a thought-provoking examination of Black radicalism and resistance and serves as a launching pad for the study of Black liberation philosophies. Insightful interviews with historian Clayborne Carson, biographer Timothy Tyson, Julian Bond, and a first person account by Mabel Williams, Robert’s wife, bring the story to life.
NO GUNS FOR NEGROES 2009, 20 min
The historical record provides compelling evidence that racism underlies gun control laws — and not in any subtle way. Throughout much of American history, gun control was openly stated as a method for keeping blacks and Hispanics “in their place,” and to quiet the racial fears of whites. This film provides a brief summary of this unholy alliance of gun control and racism, and to suggest that gun control laws should be regarded as “suspect ideas,” analogous to the “suspect classifications” theory of discrimination already part of the American legal system.
These screenings are brought to you by:
Chicago Firearms Safety Association (ISRA Affiliate)