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Carter orders Klan probe

Date: November 6, 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 6, 1979, article by Jim Schlosser of the Greensboro Record reports that President Jimmy Carter had ordered a federal investigation into rising Ku Klux Klan (KKK) activity in light of the Communist Workers Party (CWP) murders at a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro on November 3, 1979. The article goes on to mention the possibility of a federal investigation specifically focusing on the Greensboro incident and also includes updated information on the investigation by the Greensboro Police Department. In addition, it is reported that residents of the city's public housing projects had voted to denounce the shootings and to demand that future demonstrations be held away from their homes.

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Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers

Repository: Greensboro Historical Museum

Item#: 9.69.1256

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