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Edward Burrows Papers


Collection Description:

The Edward F. Burrows Papers date from 1948 to 1982 and include correspondence, committee minutes, flyers, broadsides, publications and newspaper clippings documenting his membership in many civil rights organizations in Greensboro, North Carolina. The largest portion of the collection relates to the November 3, 1979 incident in Greensboro in which five members of the Communist Worker’s Party (CWP) were killed while taking part in a Death to the Klan rally.

Items from this collection included in this project pertain to the 1979 Death to the Klan rally and the subsequent community reaction.

For more information about this collection, please consult the collection finding aid.

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Items from this collection included in the CRG digital archive

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Item thumbnail image These Have Integrated: A Report from Administrators of Southern Colleges with Recently Integrated Student Bodies
Date: 1954
By: Gordon W. Lovejoy
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This research paper was written by Gordon Lovejoy around 1954. Lovejoy takes a look at the 82 southern colleges and universities that desegregated in the seven years prior to the ...
Item thumbnail image Letter from Assistant Attorney General Drew Days,III
Date: April 29, 1980
By: Drew S. Days, III
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This 1981 letter from Drew Days, Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division, to Tom Osborne, Greensboro City Manager, reports that members of the Greensboro Police Department would not be...
Item thumbnail image Black/White Perceptions: Race Relations in Greensboro
Date: November 1980
By: North Carolina Advisory Committee on Civil Rights
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This study was initiated by the North Carolina Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as a result of conflicting assessments regarding the murder of five Communist Workers Party mem...
Item thumbnail image Call for Justice in Greensboro
Date: November 21, 1980
By: People United
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This tri-fold brochure was produced in support of federal prosecution for the murders of five Communist Workers Party members at the Death to the Klan march, on November 3, 1979, in Greensboro, North ...
Item thumbnail image Civil rights charges eyed in shootout
Date: December 13, 1980
By: unknown
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This uncredited December 13, 1980, article from the Greensboro Daily Newsreports that U.S. Attorney H.M. Michaux is considering civil rights charges against ten Klansmen...
Item thumbnail image The Third of November
Date: 1981
By: Institute for Southern Studies
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This investigative report by the Institute for Southern Studies details the murders of five Communist Workers Party members at the Death to the Klan march, in Greensboro, North Carolina, on November 3...
Item thumbnail image Resolution regarding the federal investigation into the Greensboro Massacre
Date: 1981
By: National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This resolution adopted by the governing board of the National Council of the Churches of Christ expresses concern for the victims of the violence at the Death to the Klan march, on November 3, 1979, ...
Item thumbnail image U.S. agency stalls Greensboro investigation
Date: April 7, 1981
By: Jon Rosenblum
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This article by Jon Rosenblum from the April 7, 1989 edition of The Chronicle, Duke University's student newspaper, criticizes the federal government's lack of action on...
Item thumbnail image Letter from FBI agent Robert Pence to Marv Glass
Date: May 1, 1981
By: Robert L. Pence
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This letter from U.S. Department of Justice Special Agent Robert Pence, responds to Marv[?] Glass' request for information related to the FBI's investigation of the Communist Workers Party in Greensbo...
Item thumbnail image Justice Department reviewing Michaux's Nov. 3 case advice
Date: May 6, 1981
By: Mark McDonald
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This May 6, 1981, article by Mark McDonald from The Greensboro Record reports that the Justice Department has requested that he withhold his recommendation as to whether...