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Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers


Collection Description:

The J.A. Armfield Papers consist primarily of items relating to the Greensboro Police Department, ca. 1979-1983, where Armfield was employed. Materials pertaining to the November 3, 1979 anti-Klan march that left five protestors dead comprise the bulk of the papers. Included are a police operations plan, posters, flyers, and newspapers articles. The J.A. Armfield Papers is one of numerous small collections forming the Miscellaneous Collection.

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Repository: Greensboro Historical Museum


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Item thumbnail image Map of Funeral March Route
Date: November 1979
By: unknown
From: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers
This unidentified map appears to be marked to indicate the route of a march and demonstration held November 11, 1973, to coincide with funeral services for four of the five Communist Workers Party mem...
Item thumbnail image Avenge the Murder of the CWP 5
Date: November 1979
By: Committee to Avenge the Communist Workers Party 5
From: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers
This large newsprint poster announces a march and demonstration held November 11, 1979, to coincide with funeral services for four of the five Communist Workers Party (CWP) members killed at the Death...
Item thumbnail image Death to the Klan flyer
Date: November 1979
By: Workers Viewpoint Organization
From: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers
This flyer announces the November 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march and conference to be held in Greensboro. The events were sponsored by the Workers Viewpoint Organization (later known as the Communis...
Item thumbnail image Four Die in Klan-Leftist Shootout
Date: November 4, 1979
By: Jack Scism
From: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers
This November 4, 1979 article by Jack Scism of the Greensboro Daily News is the first coverage by the newspaper of the shooting deaths of five Communist Workers Party (...
Item thumbnail image Police Near Scene Not Told Klan Was Approaching
Date: November 4, 1979
By: Charles Babington
From: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers
In this November 4, 1979, article from the Greensboro Daily News, staff writer Charles Babington reports that Greensboro police were unaware that armed men were approach...
Item thumbnail image Without Warning, the Shooting Started
Date: November 4, 1979
By: Winston Cavin
From: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers
In this November 4, 1979, article from the Greensboro Daily News, staff writer Winston Cavin presents a firsthand account of what he witnessed during the November 3, 197...
Item thumbnail image Klan Activity Up Throughout South
Date: November 4, 1979
By: Brent Hackney
From: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers
In this November 4, 1979, article from the Greensboro Daily News, staff writer Brent Hackney reports on the rise of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) activity in the south in the face ...
Item thumbnail image Violence Not New to Leader of Rally
Date: November 4, 1979
By: Steve Berry
From: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers
In this November 4, 1979, article from the Greensboro Daily News, staff writer Steve Berry profiles Communist Workers Party (CWP) leader Nelson Johnson follwing the Nove...
Item thumbnail image Ended In Death For Demonstrators
Date: November 4, 1979
By: Don Davis
From: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers
This November 4, 1979, photo essay from the Greensboro Daily News, includes photographs taken by staff photographers Don Davis and Jim Straford during and after the Nove...
Item thumbnail image WVO In Struggles For 'Oppressed People'
Date: November 4, 1979
By: Greg Lewis
From: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers
In this November 4, 1979, article from the Greensboro Daily News, staff writer Greg Lewis presents backround on the Workers Viewpoint Organization (WVO), originally name...