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Communist Workers Party press release

Date: February 8, 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: This February 8, 1980 press release, issued by the Communist Workers Party (CWP), criticizes the Greensboro city government, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the FBI for permitting a Nazi party motorcade on April 19, 1980. Greensboro District Attorney Mike Schlosser is also criticized for his handling of the murder case arising from the November 3, 1979, Death to the Klan march where five protestors were killed. There are also accusations that the government "arranged and allowed" the murders of CWP supporters on November 3rd.


Format of original: Other

Collection: Blanche M. Boyd Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.66.1194

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