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Greensboro Justice Fund Newsletter

Date: June 1982

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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This issue of the Greensboro Justice Fund Newsletter, dated June/July 1982, includes updates on the federal grand jury's consideration of indictments in the case involving the murder of five Communist Workers Party members at the Death to the Klan march in Greensboro, North Carolina, on November 3, 1979.

The newsletter includes a letter from Fund Executive Director Marty Nathan, whose husband was killed at the march, several photographs and quotes from various delegation members attending the grand jury hearings, and several short articles. The article mentions the group's call for a special prosecutor in the case and accuses the grand jury of conflict of interest. Also included are commentary on the shooting and trial by supporters of the Greensboro Justice Fund, and articles on the testimony of news reporters who witnessed the shootings and on FBI involvement. The testimony of informant Edward Dawson faced particular scrutiny by the organization and is mentioned in several articles.


Format of original: Printed Materials

Collection: Edward Burrows Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.5.173

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