James Young

James Young was a founder and the first secretary of the Deacons for Defense and Justice. He developed bylaws and the organization’s charter.

Sources:

Umoja, Akinyele Omowale. “‘We Will Shoot Back’: The Natchez Model and Paramilitary Organization in the Mississippi Freedom Movement.”Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jan., 2002), pp. 271-294.

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