Against the Klan: A Newspaper Publisher in South Louisiana during the 1960s

by Lou Major, 2021

Bogalusa Memories: A Conversation with Bob Lawrence

by Bob Lawrence, 2018

Bogalusa Story

by C.W. Goodyear, 1950

Crossing Border Street: A Civil Rights Memoir

by Peter Jan Honigsberg, 2002

The Deacons for Defense: Armed Resistance and the Civil Rights Movement

by Lance Hill, 2005

Race and Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972

by Adam Fairclough, 2008

School desegregation in Bogalusa, Louisiana Report prepared

by the Louisiana Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1977

This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

by Charles Cobb, 2015

Articles & Essays

The Bogalusa movement: self-defense and black power in the civil rights struggle (by Rickey Hill, 2011)

“Niggers Ain’t Gonna Run This Town”: Militancy, Conflict and the Sustenance of the Hegemony in Bogalusa, Louisiana by Seth Hague, 1997

Bogalusa Burning: The War Against Biracial Unionism in the Deep South, 1919 by Stephen Norwood, 1997

La. cops supported the Klan’s intimidation tactics. So the Deacons for Defense rose to protect black neighborhoods by Bailey Williams, LSU Manship School News Service, 2020

In Bogalusa, the deacons fought violence with violence by Alyssa Berry and Matthew Clark, LSU Manship School News Service, 2020

Deacons for Defense and Justice defied segregation by Sydney McGovern, LSU Manship School News Service, 2020

In Ferriday, La., an ‘outlaw town,’ the Deacons took a stand by Karli Carpenter, LSU Manship School News Service, 2020