Civil Rights Greensboro

UNCG Home > The University Libraries > Civil Rights Greensboro Home > Ex-Nazi: I Wouldn't Hide 'Em

Ex-Nazi: I Wouldn't Hide 'Em

Date: June 24, 1982

Author: Larry King

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

Additional contributor:

Description: This June 24, 1982, article by Larry King of the Greensboro Daily News reports on testimony by former Nazi Roger L. Shannon before a federal grand jury investigating possible civil rights violations related to the murders of five Communist Workers Party members at the Death to the Klan march in Greensboro on November 3, 1979. Shannon testified that undercover federal agent Bernard Butkovich had contacted him shortly after the incident requesting that he help hide accused Klan members. He also mentioned other statements by Butkovich, including a suggestion that Klan leader Joe Grady be assassinated. Butkovich, an agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, had infiltrated racist groups prior to the incident.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Edward Burrows Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.5.299

Rights: It is responsibility of the user to follow the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Materials are not to be reproduced in published works without written consent, and any use should credit Civil Rights Greensboro and the appropriate repository.

Item image