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Shock as SCLC leader urges blacks to “arm themselves”


Samuel Mosteller, the head of the Georgia chapter of the SCLC, shocked reporters when he called on blacks to arm themselves against the police and whites who carry guns for self-defense. A leader of Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH coalition, who was with Mosteller at the time, even expressed shock over the comments. He told reporters that Mosteller’s comments do reflect the position of the Rainbow/PUSH coalition.