African-Americans & Guns: An Illustrated lecture

In this fascinating illustrated short, we learn from Dr Kevin Yuill, lecturer in American history that gun controls evolved in America to ‘keep the black finger off the trigger’. Dr Yuill brings us numerous fresh insights on: the massacres reported as riots; the role played by key figures such as anti-lynching activist Ida B Wells; W.E.B. Du Bois; the armoury of non-violence exponent, Martin Luther King and the lesser known start of the Black Panther Party for self-defence. The shift from the past is striking as the left today favour gun controls but as Dr Yuill tells us, it wasn’t always so.