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Coleman Blair Pridmore

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note: Pridmore was one of the Ku Klux Klan and Nazi party members arrested following the November 3, 1979, Death to the Klan rally in Greensboro, N.C., where five protesters were shot and killed. At the time of his arrest, he was a married 36-year-old textile worker living in Lincoln County, N.C. with a criminal record dating to 1962. Pridmore was acquitted of murder charges in 1980 and of civil rights charges in 1984, and was found not liable in the shootings during a 1985 civil trial.