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Forum on the Assassinations of the CWP 5
circa December 1979
Committee to Avenge the Communist Workers Party 5
The Committee to Avenge the Communist Workers Party 5 was founded in response to the November 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march that took place in Greensboro and left five of the protesters dead. The event is also known as the Greensboro Massacre.
This flyer, produced by the Committee to Avenge the Communist Workers Party 5, announces a forum to be held December 13, 1979, at the Uhuru Bookstore in Greensboro, to discuss the shooting deaths of five members of the Communist Workers Party (CWP) at the November 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march, also known as the Greensboro Massacre. Nelson Johnson of the CWP; Willie Drake, a professor of political science; Larry Little, a former Black Panther; and Dale Sampson and Signe Waller, widows of two victims, are listed as speakers. The back of the flyer contains a letter sent by the CWP to the New York Times detailing the CWP perspective on the shootings and accusing the United States government of being involved.
Format of original:
Blanche M. Boyd Papers
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