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Call for a Special Prosecutor for the Grand jury Investigating the Greensboro Killings
circa August 1982
This petition calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor in the federal grand jury investigation into the murders of five Communist Workers Party members at the Death to the Klan march in Greensboro, North Carolina, on November 3, 1979. Although those accused of being involved with the murders had been acquitted by the North Carolina court system, the case had been appealed to the federal courts. During the federal hearing, information came to light about the involvement of FBI agents triggering a conflict of interest within the Justice Department, and thus the request for an outside prosecutor. The petition is endorsed by individuals representing various religious, community, and legal organizations.
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Edward Burrows Papers
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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