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Workers Viewpoint

Date: December 26, 1979

Author: Communist Workers Party U.S.A.

Biographical/Historical abstract: The Communist Workers Party (CWP) was a Maoist group in the United States, active from 1979-1985, and mainly remembered for the "Greensboro Massacre," a November 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march in Greensboro that left five of the CWP protesters dead.

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Description: 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 November 3, 1979 death to the Klan march, known as the Greensboro Massacre. Articles discuss (1) a planned demonstration in Greensboro on February 1, 1980; (2) job firings and harassment of CWP members following the events of November 3; (3) a forum held in Greensboro on December 13, 1979; and (4) reader reaction to the issue. There are also articles on anti-Communist activity around the county, union organizing issues, and responses to appearances by Senator Edward Kennedy.

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Format of original: Printed Materials

Collection: Blanche M. Boyd Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.66.1163

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