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Leaders are no strangers here

Date: November 5, 1979

Author: Jim Schlosser

Biographical/Historical abstract: Jim Scholosser (1943- ), a reporter and editor for the Greensboro News and Record since 1967, covered political rallies and school integration during the 1960s and 1970s.

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Description: This November 5, 1979, article by Jim Schlosser of the Greensboro Record profiles Communist Workers Party (CWP) leaders Nelson Johnson and Signe Waller, citing their history of activism in Greensboro. Waller had been married to a professor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and had worked as a medical clerk before marrying James Waller, a CWP member who was killed at a Death to the Klan rally in Greensboro on November 3, 1979. Johnson had been involved in the more radical arm of the civil rights movement, helping to lead a violent student uprising at North Carolina A&T State University ten years before.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers

Repository: Greensboro Historical Museum

Item#: 9.69.1255

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