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Workers Viewpoint

Date: April 5, 1980

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 three pages from the April 5, 1980 Workers Viewpoint newspaper, a publication of the Communist Workers Party (CWP), that pertain to the "Greensboro Massacre," a November 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march that left five CWP member dead. Articles and editorials discuss the CWP reaction to Greensboro District Attorney Mike Schlosser`s prosecution of the defendants in the shootings, as well as the arrest of the Greensboro 3, CWP members Nelson Johnson, Wilena Cannon, and Rand Manzella, for subsequent protests. Also included is notice of a rally to be held April 19 in San Francisco and a resolution passed by CWP members in Chicago on February 15.

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Format of original: Printed Materials

Collection: Blanche M. Boyd Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.66.1164

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