The Blanche M. Boyd Papers consist of correspondence (1963-1984); notes, drafts, and proofs of her books Nerves , Mourning the Death of Magic , and The Redneck Way of Knowledge ; reports on the Greensboro shootings (November 1979); and materials on the Democratic National Convention of 1980. Short stories, essays, reviews of Boyd's work, and photographs are also included. Her report on the Greensboro shootings is based on a large number of newspaper and magazine clippings, also included in the collection, as well as interviews. Boyd wrote on the Greensboro shootings for the Village Voice and The Redneck Way of Knowledge .
Materials selected for this project are primarily printed materials related to the November 1979 Greensboro shootings, such as flyers and newsletters from the Workers Viewpoint Organization, the Communist Workers Party, and the Greensboro Justice Fund.
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