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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 Letter from Communist Workers Party
Date: December 23, 1979
By: Communist Workers Party U.S.A.
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This December 23, 1979 mimeographed letter from the Communist Workers Party (CWP) to its supporters and contacts discusses the November 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march where five protestors were kille...
Item thumbnail image Workers Viewpoint
Date: December 26, 1979
By: Communist Workers Party U.S.A.
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
These are photocopies of eight pages from the December 26, 1979 Workers Viewpoint newspaper, a publication of the Communist Workers Party (CWP), which pertain to the Nov...
Item thumbnail image Communist Workers Party 5 Died Fighting the KKK/Nazis Rather than Live as Slaves
Date: 1980
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, outlines the Communist Workers Party (CWP) position on events related to the November 3, 1979, Death to the Klan march that resulted in the d...
Item thumbnail image Who Are the Greensboro Three?
Date: 1980
By: unknown
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This flyer provides background information on three Communist Workers party (CWP) member accused of inciting to riot during the November 3, 1979, Death to the Klan march that resulted in the death of ...
Item thumbnail image Coming Soon: Red November Black November
Date: 1980
By: Cesar Cauce Publishers and Distributers, Inc.
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This undated flyer announces an upcoming documentary on the November 3, 1979, Greensboro Massacre entitled "Red November Black November". The film was directed and produced by Sally Alvarez and Caroly...
Item thumbnail image Communist Workers Party press release
Date: February 4, 1980
By: Communist Workers Party U.S.A.
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This February 4, 1980 press release, issued by the Communist Workers Party USA, describes a February 2, 1980, demonstration held in Greensboro. The demonstration, which coincided with the twentieth an...
Item thumbnail image Communist Workers Party press release
Date: February 8, 1980
By: Communist Workers Party U.S.A.
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This February 8, 1980 press release, issued by the Communist Workers Party (CWP), criticizes the Greensboro city government, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the FBI for permittin...
Item thumbnail image Statement to the North Carolina Advisory Commission on Civil Rights
Date: February 26, 1980
By: Communist Workers Party U.S.A.
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This February 26, 1980 statement by the Communist Workers Party (CWP) to the North Carolina Advisory Committee on Civil Rights, frames the November 3, 1979, Greensboro Massacre, in terms of civil righ...
Item thumbnail image Statement of Rand Manzella to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Date: February 26, 1980
By: Rand Manzella
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This February 26, 1980 statement by Ray Manzella to the United States Commission on Civil Rights details Manzella's experiences as a worker in several Greensboro textile mills and his attempts to orga...
Item thumbnail image District Attorney Schlosser Comes to Rescue of Klan/Nazi Murderers
Date: March 27, 1980
By: Communist Workers Party U.S.A.
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This March 27, 1980 press release, issued by the Communist Workers Party (CWP), criticizes Greensboro District attorney Mike Schlosser's handling of the murder trial of Ku Klux Klan and Nazi party mem...