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MASS MEETING: to continue our fight to smash the klan!

Date: July 1979

Author: China Grove Committee to Smash the Klan

Biographical/Historical abstract: The China Grove Committee to Smash the Klan was apparently an ad hoc group related to the Communist Workers Party, U.S.A., that organized a rally in China Grove, N.C., on July 21, 1979.

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Description: This flyer promotes a July 21, 1979 anti-Klan meeting in China Grove, NC, following an altercation on July 8 at the China Grove town hall between members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and area civil rights activists. The flyer asserts that the Klan was a tool used by Cannon and Cone Mills administrators to divide workers over race, distracting them from their rights as workers. The Cannon and Cone Mills were targets of unionization efforts by the Workers Viewpoint Organization (later called the Communist Workers Party) and others. The China Grove altercation was a precursor to the November 3, 1979 Greensboro Massacre, a Death to the Klan march where five Communist Workers Party members were killed in the mayhem between protestors, Nazis, and Klan members. The flyer was produced by the China Grove Committee to Smash the Klan.

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Format of original: Printed Materials

Collection: Blanche M. Boyd Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.66.1185

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