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China Grove Committee to Smash the Klan

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Biographical/Historical note: The China Grove Committee to Smash the Klan was apparently an ad hoc group related to the Communist Workers Party, U.S.A., that organized a rally in China Grove, N.C., on July 21, 1979 where supporters clashed with Ku Klux Klan members. The incident was a precursor to the November 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march that took place in Greensboro and left five of the protesters dead.

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Item thumbnail image MASS MEETING: to continue our fight to smash the klan!
Date: July1979
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...