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Workers Viewpoint

Date: November 9, 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 six pages from the November 3-9, 1980 Workers Viewpoint newspaper, a publication of the Communist Workers Party (CWP), pertain to the November 3, 1979, Greensboro Massacre, where five CWP members were killed. The issue commemorates the first anniversary of the shootings and includes an editorial call for increased involvement by CWP in local affairs, another promoting a membership drive, and a commemorative poem. An additional article reports on the closing arguments in the murder trial of the six Ku Klux Klan members and Nazis accused of the shootings. Greensboro District Attorney Mike Schlosser is accused of “desperately want(ing) to set the killers free” while being forced to help the government retain a “shred of credibility.”

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Format of original: Printed Materials

Collection: Blanche M. Boyd Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.66.1168

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