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Say NO to Klan/Nazi Government Crimes: Demand Federal Charges

Date: circa 1982

Author: People United

Biographical/Historical abstract: People United was an organization created in the 1970 to support resistance to government-sponsored repression and racist violence.

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Description: This flyer presents the complicated evidence and time line of court cases related to the murder of five Communist Workers Party members at the Death to the Klan march in Greensboro, North Carolina, on November 3, 1979. Six Ku Klux Klan members or affiliates who were allegedly involved with the murders were tried and acquitted in 1981. The flyer champions support for a federal grand jury to investigate the original trial as a violation of civil rights. The flyer outlines what happened at the original march, information about the five individuals who were killed, the involvement of local police and federal agents, and a related trial held in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1981. The flyer was sponsored by several organizations including People United, The North Carolina Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, and Those United to Fight Fascism.

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Format of original: Printed Materials

Collection: Edward Burrows Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.5.186

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