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Johnson Says Police Late At Death Site

Date: April 23, 1982

Author: Larry King

Biographical/Historical abstract: Larry King was a staff writer for the Greensboro Daily News in 1982.

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Description: This April 23, 1982, article by Larry King of the Greensboro Daily News reports on testimony by Communist Workers Party leader Nelson Johnson before a federal grand jury investigating possible civil rights violations related to the murder of five Communist Workers Party members at the Death to the Klan march in Greensboro on November 3, 1979. In his testimony, Johnson stated that Greensboro police officers knew about the potential for violence prior to the incident and should have been able to prevent it. His testimony also included his eyewitness account of the incident and his own injuries.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Edward Burrows Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.5.294

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