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Free Nelson Johnson and the Greensboro 3

Date: circa May 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 flyer, produced by the Communist Workers Party (CWP), announces a rally to be held in Greensboro on May 5, 1980, two days before the start of the trial of three CWP members (Nelson Johnson, Rand Manzella, and Willena Cannon)indicted on rioting charges stemming from the November 3, 1979, Death to the Klan march (also known as the Greensboro Massacre). The flyer contains background information on the incident. The CWP also requests community action, solicits funds, and urges attendance at the upcoming trial.

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Format of original: Printed Materials

Collection: Blanche M. Boyd Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.66.1204

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