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Federal Prosecution in the Case of the Greensboro Massacre

Date: June 26, 1981

Author: Greensboro Justice Fund

Biographical/Historical abstract: The Greensboro Justice Fund was organized in 1980, in response to the Greensboro Massacre of November 3, 1979. It continues to assist organizations working for racial justice in the South.

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Description: This June 26, 1981 report produced by the Greensboro Justice Fund seeks to clarify several aspects of the pending legal cases surrounding the November 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march at which five protesters were killed. The report takes a close examination of former U.S. Attorney H.M. Michaux's recommendation that there be a federal indictment and prosecution of those involved with the murders of five Communist Workers Party (CWP) members and attempts to dispel confusion around Michaux's recommendation and what all would be involved in a federal prosecution. The paper disputes assertions that CWP protests were holding up the prosecutions. The Greensboro Justice Fund states its support (and solicits public support) for indictment, for condemnation of the Justice Department's inaction, and for an investigation of any government involvement.

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Format of original: Other

Collection: Edward Burrows Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.5.172

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