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Workers Viewpoint

Date: September 28, 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 photocopies of four pages from the September 22-28, 1980 Workers Viewpoint newspaper, a publication of the Communist Workers Party (CWP), pertain to the November 3, 1979, Greensboro Massacre. The primary article included discusses a recent development in the murder trial of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members and Nazis, allowing a videotape of the shootings to be viewed in slow motion. The CWP states that this might be construed as suggesting “equal blame” for the killings, suggesting that the victims were partially at fault. There is also an article alleging that presidential candidates Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan had condemned the KKK merely in order to get the CWP “off their backs” and a poem saluting the five CWP members killed on November 3rd.

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Format of original: Printed Materials

Collection: Blanche M. Boyd Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.66.1167

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