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CWP Members Refusing To Cooperate With Agents

Date: November 7, 1979

Author: Brent Hackney

Biographical/Historical abstract: Brent Hackney was a Greensboro Daily News staff writer who covered the Novemeber 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march that took place in Greensboro and left five of the protesters dead.

Additional contributor: Steve Berry

Description: This November 7, 1979, article, Brent Hackney and Steve Berry of the Greensboro Daily News report that members of the Communist Workers Party (CWP) are not cooperating with the investigation into the shooting of five members of the CWP at a Death to the Klan rally in Greensboro on November 3, 1979. CWP leader Nelson Johnson had alleged a conspiracy involving law enforcement, and was refusing to talk to investigators. The article also discsusses the upcoming funeral march for CWP victims and recent developments in the case: District Attorney Mike Schlosser had not decided whether to pursue the death penalty, and local TV stations had not decided how to respond to a subpoena demanding their footage of the shootings.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers

Repository: Greensboro Historical Museum

Item#: 9.69.1262

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