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Greensboro Community Leader and Anti-Klan Demonstrators to Face Trial

Date: April 16, 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 April 16, 1980 press release, issued by the Communist Workers Party (CWP), criticizes the prosecution of CWP member Nelson Johnson for "inciting to riot" or "interfering with police officers" following 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 of the shooting, and demands that all charges against the three be dropped.


Format of original: Other

Collection: Blanche M. Boyd Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.66.1198

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