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Wife says couple joined Klan group in ignorance

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, the wife of a defendant in the shooting of five members of the Communist Workers Party (CWP) at an anti-Klan rally in Greensboro on November 3, 1979, states that she and her husband joined the Klan innocently and that her husband is innocent of murder. Karen Clinton, wife of Michael Eugene Clinton, states that the couple attended a KKK gathering out of youthful curiosity and fear of communism, and says that her husband was not a participant in the shootings, but ran and hid when the violence began.

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Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers

Repository: Greensboro Historical Museum

Item#: 9.69.1260

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