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An Open Letter to Joe Grady, Gorrell Pierce, and All KKK Members and Sympathizers
October 22, 1979
Workers Viewpoint Organization
See Communist Workers Party, U.S.A.
Nelson N. Johnson
This flyer, in the form of an open letter from Nelson Johnson of the Workers Viewpoint Organization (later known as the Communist Workers Party) to leaders of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) challenges KKK members to attend an Anti-Klan Conference to be held November 3, 1979, in Greensboro, NC. Johnson taunts the KKK, calling them “cowards” and “scum” and threatens physical violence. 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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Blanche M. Boyd Papers
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