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Blanche M. Boyd Papers


Collection Description:

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.

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

Repository: Duke University


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Item thumbnail image MASS MEETING: to continue our fight to smash the klan!
Date: July 1979
By: China Grove Committee to Smash the Klan
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This flyer promotes a July 21, 1979 anti-Klan meeting in China Grove, NC, following an altercation on July 8 at the China Grove town hall between members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and area civil right...
Item thumbnail image Landis—The Klan Tries to Rebuild its Shattered Image
Date: September 1979
By: Workers Viewpoint Organization
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This flyer, produced by the Workers Viewpoint Organization (later known as the Communist Workers Party), promotes an Anti-Klan Conference to be held November 3, 1979, in Greensboro, NC, and references...
Item thumbnail image An Open Letter to Joe Grady, Gorrell Pierce, and All KKK Members and Sympathizers
Date: October 22, 1979
By: Workers Viewpoint Organization
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This flyer, in the form of an open letter from Nelson Johnson of the Workers Viewpoint Organization (later known as the Communist Workers Party) to leaders of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) challenges KKK mem...
Item thumbnail image Workers Viewpoint
Date: November 5, 1979
By: Communist Workers Party U.S.A.
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
These are photocopies of six pages of the November 5, 1979 Workers Viewpoint newspaper, a publication of the Communist Workers Party (CWP). This issue reports on the Oc...
Item thumbnail image Workers Viewpoint
Date: November 12, 1979
By: Communist Workers Party U.S.A.
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This photocopy of the November 12, 1979 Workers Viewpoint newspaper, a publication of the Communist Workers Party (CWP), includes articles that report on the shooting de...
Item thumbnail image DCHC - Secret Supports of the Klan
Date: December 1979
By: Committee to Avenge the Communist Workers Party 5
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This flyer, produced by the Committee to Avenge the CWP 5, decries the the Durham County Hospital Corporation's (DCHC) firing of Communist Workers Party (CWP) member Tom Clark as a result of his parti...
Item thumbnail image Forum on the Assassinations of the CWP 5
Date: December 1979
By: Committee to Avenge the Communist Workers Party 5
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This flyer, produced by the Committee to Avenge the Communist Workers Party 5, announces a forum to be held December 13, 1979, at the Uhuru Bookstore in Greensboro, to discuss the shooting deaths of f...
Item thumbnail image Workers Viewpoint
Date: December 10, 1979
By: Communist Workers Party U.S.A.
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
These are photocopies of five pages from the December 10, 1979 Workers Viewpoint newspaper, a publication of the Communist Workers Party (CWP). One article discusses the...
Item thumbnail image Letter from the Mobilization Committee recruiting community involvement
Date: December 19, 1979
By: February 2nd Mobilization Committee
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This December 19, 1979 appeal letter from the February 2nd Mobilizing Committee solicits co-sponsorship of the group's activities by other community organizations. The letter describes recent Ku Klux ...
Item thumbnail image Unite! To Stop Klan-Nazi Terror
Date: December 19, 1979
By: February 2nd Mobilization Committee
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This flyer, published by the February 2nd Mobilization Committee, announces a peaceful demonstration to be held in Greensboro on February 2, 1980, coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of the 1960...