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Landis—The Klan Tries to Rebuild its Shattered Image

Date: circa September 1979

Author: Workers Viewpoint Organization

Biographical/Historical abstract: See Communist Workers Party, U.S.A.

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Description: This flyer, produced by the Workers Viewpoint Organization (later known as the Communist Workers Party), promotes an Anti-Klan Conference to be held November 3, 1979, in Greensboro, NC, and references an earlier altercation between Workers Viewpoint supporters and Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members in China Grove, NC. The flyer urges “armed self-defense” and suggests that the KKK “should be physically beaten and chased out of town.” The Death to the Klan march associated with this conference was the site of violence as five members of the Workers Viewpoint/Communist Workers Party were shot and killed in the mayhem between protestors and members of the KKK and the American Nazi Party in what became known as the Greensboro Massacre.

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Format of original: Printed Materials

Collection: Blanche M. Boyd Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.66.1186

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