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A Theater of Demonstrations: Greensboro, North Carolina (Understanding Drama)

Date: 1980

Author: Robert W. Watson

Biographical/Historical abstract: Robert W. Watson (1925-2012) was on the English Department faculty at UNCG from 1953 until his retirement in 1987. He received many literary honors and was the main architect of UNCG's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

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Description: Twenty-eight page draft of an essay written for Harper's magazine, regarding the murder of five Worker's Viewpoint Organization members at the Death to the Klan rally, in Greensboro, North Carolina, on November 3, 1979, and the mass civil rights protests led by Jesse Jackson in downtown Greensboro, in the spring of 1963. A portion of the essay was published in the March 1980 issue of Harper's. The portion regarding the 1963 demonstrations was taken from an earlier essay titled "A Game of Nonviolence."

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Format of original: Printed Materials

Collection: Robert W. Watson Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.60.720

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