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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 Resolution on Greensboro adopted by the United Presbyterian Church
Date: May 28, 1981
By: United Presbyterian Church in the USA
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This resolution adopted by the governing board of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America expresses concern for the victims of the violence at the Death to the Klan march in Gre...
Item thumbnail image Nov. 3 rally indictments are asked
Date: June 25, 1981
By: Ed Hatcher
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This June 25, 1981 article by Ed Hatcher of the Greensboro Daily News, reports that outgoing U.S. Attorney H.M. Michaux had recommended criminal investigations and feder...
Item thumbnail image U.S. Attorney Recommends Prosecution in Greensboro Massacre Case
Date: June 25, 1981
By: Greensboro Justice Fund
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This press release put out by the Greensboro Justice Fund on June 25, 1981 announced that U.S. Attorney H.M. Michaux had made recommendations to the Washington office of the Justice Department that cr...
Item thumbnail image Federal Prosecution in the Case of the Greensboro Massacre
Date: June 26, 1981
By: Greensboro Justice Fund
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This June 26, 1981 report produced by the Greensboro Justice Fund seeks to clarify several aspects of the pending legal cases surrounding the November 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march at which five pro...
Item thumbnail image Letter from Nelson Johnson to editor
Date: July 29, 1981
By: Nelson Johnson
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This letter to the editor was drafted by Greensboro citizen and Communist Worker Party member Nelson Johnson just before he was arrested in July, 1981. In this letter Johnson explains his status as a ...
Item thumbnail image Nelson Johnson Jailed: Government Agents, Klan and Nazis Free!
Date: July 29, 1981
By: Greensboro Justice Fund
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This two-page flyer is largely a statement made by Nelson Johnson, Greensboro resident and Communist Workers Party member, prior to being jailed on contempt of court charges related to initial charges...
Item thumbnail image November 3rd: Perspectives on a Federal Investigation
Date: October 1981
By: multiple
From: Edward Burrows Papers
An announcement about a public talk to be held on October 27, 1981, on the federal investigation into the murders of five Communist Workers Party members at the Death to the Klan march, on November 3,...
Item thumbnail image Letter from William Van Alstyne to US House Committee on the Judiciary
Date: October 5, 1981
By: William W. Van Alstyne
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This nine page, 1981 letter from Duke University law professor William Van Alstyne to William Kaplan encourages the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice of the House Committee on the Judiciary to become i...
Item thumbnail image Professor to testify about civil rights
Date: October 26, 1981
By: Martha Woodall
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This October 26, 1981 article by Martha Woodall of The Greensboro Record reports that Duke University Law Professor William Van Alstyne would be testifying before a cong...
Item thumbnail image Panel mulls doubts from Nov. 3 events
Date: October 28, 1981
By: Larry King
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This October 28, 1981 article by Larry King of the Greensboro Daily News reports on a panel discussion sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, Greensboro Ci...