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Nazis As Well As Klansmen Had Role

Date: November 5, 1979

Author: Stan Swofford

Biographical/Historical abstract: Stan Swofford was a Greensboro Daily News staff writer who covered the Novemeber 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march that took place in Greensboro and left five of the protesters dead.

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Description: In this November 5, 1979, article from the Greensboro Daily News, staff writer Stan Swofford reports that Nazis as well as Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members were involved in the November 3, 1979, shootings in Greensboro in which five members of the Communist Workers Party (CWP) were killed at a an anti-Klan rally. Howard Covington, head of the Nazi party in North Carolina says in the article that he gave members permission to attend the rally, but that they were not to be armed nor in uniform. Covington further states that the goal of the Nazi party is a "white America" and that he believes that he could have prevented the shootings if he had been at the rally.

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Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers

Repository: Greensboro Historical Museum

Item#: 9.69.1239

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