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Three days later

Date: November 6, 1979

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Description: This November 6, 1979, editorial from the Greensboro Record discusses the shootings of five members of the Communist Workers Party (CWP) at a Death to the Klan rally in Greensboro on November 3, 1979. The editorial criticizes Nelson Johnson and the CWP for "manipulating" the residential neighborhood where the shootings occurred and for exposing residents to a potentially violent confrontation, and goes on to question how KKK members knew where to go. It closes by questioning the police response and potential communications breakdown, but suggests that the department's cautious approach to the incident before the violence began was appropriate.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers

Repository: Greensboro Historical Museum

Item#: 9.69.1258

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