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Category: Disrupters & Interlopers

Figures from the Deep South’s past who advocated for unpopular positions

Disrupters & Interlopers: Joan Little

Considering the plethora of sexual assault allegations being made against high-profile men and being documented through the #metoo hashtag, the story of Joan Little seems worthy of attention. In August 1974, Little was a twenty-year-old African-American woman held in a small-town North Carolina jail when she killed a white jailer who came to her cell during the night to sexually assault her. The man she killed was found by another guard; he had been stabbed to death and had no pants on. After this incident, Joan Little achieved a dubious… Read more Disrupters & Interlopers: Joan Little