In 1957, Robert F. Williams created a Monroe Chapter of the NRA, which he named the Black Armed Guard, as a defense against the Klu Klux Klan. Whilst Robert met his end during the US invasion of the island nation, his ideas remained with revolutionaries left in broken America. The idea of a Black Armed Guard remained with the public for many years. During the well-known Alabama Civil War, radicals from Atlanta, fueled by Revolutionary Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. WIlliams’s book Negroes With Guns, they vowed to form a new armed guard, and fight the KKK.
On May 11, 1963, the KKK had been rallying in Bessemer, and Imperial Wizard Bobby Shelton addressed the crowd, urging rejection of "any concessions or demands from any of the atheist so-called ministers of the nigger race or any other group here in Birmingham"."Klansmen would be willing to give their lives if necessary to protect segregation in Alabama", he also said. This fueled the young klansman to lead an invasion into Atlanta to stage a violent coup. On the outskirts of town, they clashed with the new Black Armed Guard. This conflict is often referred as the Battle for Atlanta.
After this battle, most took to calling the new radicals The Black Army, and they grew in numbers at a staggering rate.
In 1976, the Black Army had received word of war between the Gullah People of the coast, and a local KKK branch there. To protect the Gullah people, the Black Army quickly sent a detachment to aid them, redirecting supplies towards the region. This region is referred to as the St. Helena Protectorate.
The Black Army also sponsored the Pontchartrain Free Zone, a refugee state on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. The majority of the people living there escaped from New Orleans, which began to succumb to the swamp after a severe hurricane in 1971 broke several flood-breaks within the city limits.
The Black Army has (in their fighting with the KKK) facilitated the near-leveling of the former cities of Atlanta, Spartanburg, Charlotte, and several major Alabaman Cities. Many within the army seek to establish a Black Homeland in the South. St. Helena is currently their first major success.
Several City-States receive protection from the Black Army, and they are known for sending patrols to guard trade caravans. They also have a relatively healthy reputation with the Mississippi Trader's Union, and receive fair prices.