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Greensboro Massacre subject note: These materials directly concern the events leading up to and including the November 3, 1979, "Death to the Klan" march in Greensboro as well as the subsequent trials. Background material on the WVO/CWP may also be included.


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Item thumbnail image Statement on the shootings
Date: 1979
By: unknown
From: Sydney Nathans Papers
This undated statement expresses “outrage and sorrow” over the deaths of the five Communist Workers Party members killed in Greensboro at the November 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march. The...
Item thumbnail image MASS MEETING: to continue our fight to smash the klan!
Date: July 1979
By: China Grove Committee to Smash the Klan
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This flyer promotes a July 21, 1979 anti-Klan meeting in China Grove, NC, following an altercation on July 8 at the China Grove town hall between members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and area civil right...
Item thumbnail image Landis—The Klan Tries to Rebuild its Shattered Image
Date: September 1979
By: Workers Viewpoint Organization
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This flyer, produced by the Workers Viewpoint Organization (later known as the Communist Workers Party), promotes an Anti-Klan Conference to be held November 3, 1979, in Greensboro, NC, and references...
Item thumbnail image An Open Letter to Joe Grady, Gorrell Pierce, and All KKK Members and Sympathizers
Date: October 22, 1979
By: Workers Viewpoint Organization
From: Blanche M. Boyd Papers
This flyer, in the form of an open letter from Nelson Johnson of the Workers Viewpoint Organization (later known as the Communist Workers Party) to leaders of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) challenges KKK mem...
Item thumbnail image Non-violent Silent Vigil to Protest the Killings in Greensboro
Date: November 1979
By: unknown
From: Sydney Nathans Papers
This flyer announces a silent vigil to be held November 7, 1979 in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham, to protest the murder of five Communist Workers Party members at a Death to the Klan march in Green...
Item thumbnail image Turn Grief Into Strength! Avenge the CWP 5!
Date: November 1979
By: Communist Workers Party U.S.A.
From: Sydney Nathans Papers
This flyer, issued by the Communist Workers Party (CWP), and dating from early November, 1979, urges attendance at a protest march to be held November 11 in Greensboro. The flyer includes accusations ...
Item thumbnail image Map of Funeral March Route
Date: November 1979
By: unknown
From: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers
This unidentified map appears to be marked to indicate the route of a march and demonstration held November 11, 1973, to coincide with funeral services for four of the five Communist Workers Party mem...
Item thumbnail image Avenge the Murder of the CWP 5
Date: November 1979
By: Committee to Avenge the Communist Workers Party 5
From: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers
This large newsprint poster announces a march and demonstration held November 11, 1979, to coincide with funeral services for four of the five Communist Workers Party (CWP) members killed at the Death...
Item thumbnail image Death to the Klan flyer
Date: November 1979
By: Workers Viewpoint Organization
From: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers
This flyer announces the November 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march and conference to be held in Greensboro. The events were sponsored by the Workers Viewpoint Organization (later known as the Communis...
Item thumbnail image Four Die in Klan-Leftist Shootout
Date: November 4, 1979
By: Jack Scism
From: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers
This November 4, 1979 article by Jack Scism of the Greensboro Daily News is the first coverage by the newspaper of the shooting deaths of five Communist Workers Party (...