In thinking about the arc of the Black Freedom movement, we tend to focus on those moments when the bells of freedom ring the loudest and the promise of freedom seems within reach — the Reconstruction years, the Civil Rights movement in the sixties, and the current anti-racist uprising that caught most of us by surprise. This is understandable and not a problem as long as we appreciate the other bells of resistance that ring on a lower register at other moments in time. Without them, the clamorous moments that herald the promise of a new day would be impossible.