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Flawed report

Date: October 12, 1980

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This October 12, 1980 Greensboro Daily News editorial examines a report by the Human Relations Commission on the violence at the November 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march in Greensboro at which five Communist Workers Party members were killed. The article criticizes the report as lacking focus and not relating the events of November 3rd to more general race relations in Greensboro before and after the event. The editorial also claims that the commission report repeats the findings of earlier reports and omitts recent findings, such as the involvement of police and FBI informants in the Klan and Nazi party. Finally, the article argues that while some of the commission's suggestions for change are worth discussing, most are unsupported or are outside the city's jurisdiction. This editorial is the first in a series of three on the topic.

This article was clipped and saved in a scrapbook about the twentieth anniversary of the 1960 lunch counter sit-ins by Clarence “Curly” Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the sit-ins.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.4.1064

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