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Professor to testify about civil rights

Date: October 26, 1981

Author: Martha Woodall

Biographical/Historical abstract: Martha Woodall was a staff writer for the Greensboro Record in 1981.

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Description: This October 26, 1981 article by Martha Woodall of The Greensboro Record reports that Duke University Law Professor William Van Alstyne would be testifying before a congressional subcommittee about his research on civil rights and its relation to the murder of five Communist Workers Party members at the Death to the Klan march in Greensboro, North Carolina, on November 3, 1979. Van Alstyne was scheduled to testify before the House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, chaired by Representative John Conyers, as part of an investigation into possible federal charges against Klansmen and Nazis who participated in the events of November 3. Alstyne planned to focus on civil rights issues rather than on the specific guilt or innocence of participants.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Edward Burrows Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.5.287

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