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District Attorney Schlosser Comes to Rescue of Klan/Nazi Murderers

Date: March 27, 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.

Additional contributor: Signe Waller

Description: This March 27, 1980 press release, issued by the Communist Workers Party (CWP), criticizes Greensboro District attorney Mike Schlosser's handling of the murder trial of Ku Klux Klan and Nazi party members accused in the November 3, 1979, Death to the Klan march that resulted in the death of five CWP protestors (also known as the Greensboro Massacre). The CWP accuses prosecutors of blaming the victims equally to the perpetrators, and states that Schlosser and prosecutors in several other cities are part of a plan to discourage resistance to the Klan and promote fascism in America.


Format of original: Other

Collection: Blanche M. Boyd Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.66.1197

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