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Calm Reported In City; FBI, SBI Join Police

Date: November 5, 1979

Author: David Newton

Biographical/Historical abstract: David Newton was a staff writer for the Greensboro Daily News in 1979.

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Description: In this November 5, 1979, article from the Greensboro Daily News, staff writer David Newton reports that the city is calm and that FBI and SBI agents are following up on the November 3, 1979, shootings in Greensboro in which five members of the Communist Workers Party (CWP) were killed an anti-Klan rally. The article also mentions additional arrests in the case and includes a chronology of the events surrounding the shootings. Police Chief W.E. Swing and Captain Trevor Hampton state that police surveillance teams were a block and a half behind the KKK/Nazi party members when violence broke out and that four cars were en route to the area.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers

Repository: Greensboro Historical Museum

Item#: 9.69.1240

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