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Time to talk

Date: October 13, 1980

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This October 13, 1980 Greensboro Daily News editorial decries the need for communication between black and white citizens in Greensboro, specifically after the violence at the Death to the Klan march on November 3, 1979, at which five Communist Workers Party members were killed. This claim comes in response to a recommendation for improved city government communication as laid out in the Human Relation Commissions report on the event. The editorial claims: “While the confrontation between extremist groups on November 3, 1979, did not result from an earlier expression of grievances in this community, it did contribute to a polarizing of views and a heightening of suspicions - often along racial lines - that already existed in Greensboro.” The piece goes on to explore the opinions of different groups on the violence of November 3rd, and calls for a look at the event through a larger historical context. The author expresses fears regarding community reaction to the pending outcome of the Klan/Nazi trial, and implores city leaders to differentiate between the November 3rd event and other community problems that deserve attention. This is the second editorial in a series 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#: 1.4.1065

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