I Will Not Crawl: excerpts from Robert F. Williams on Black struggle and armed self-defense in Monroe, NC
This publication offers a brief biographical sketch of an incredible man named Robert F. Williams, along with several chapters excerpted from his famous 1962 book Negroes with Guns. Though less well known than more urban groups like the Black Panthers, the words and actions of Monroe, NC’s militant NAACP chapter were tremendously influential on later organizations that advocated self-determination, autonomy, equality, and self-defense.
Though Robert F. Williams was not an anarchist perse, we hope that this publication can nevertheless further dialogue(s) around the themes of southern history, race, self-defense, and insurrection.
-in love and rage,
the North Carolina Piece Corps