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November 3, 1979, The Nazi-Klan Rally

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Below is a title index to articles documenting a violent clash in Greensboro between the WVO-CWP and the Klan-Nazis on November 3, 1979, and its aftermath. The articles featured in this index were published from November 1979 to November 1985.

Books in the Greensboro Public Library's collection include:

Bateman, R.G., W.D. Ozment, and D.C. Williams. An Administrative Report of the Anti-Klan Rally, Greensboro, North Carolina, November 3, 1979. This report, published by the Greensboro Police Department in 1979, was compiled from information gathered by interviewing police employees and by studying radio tapes and police reports.

Bermanzohn, Paul C. and Sally A. Bermanzohn. The True Story of the Greensboro Massacre.
Paul Bermanzohn was wounded on November 3; Sally is his wife.

Bermanzohn, Sally A. Through Survivors’ Eyes: From the Sixties to the Greensboro Massacre. Here are the stories of six activists -- Willena Cannon, Nelson Johnson, Marty Nathan, Kwame Cannon, and Paul and Sally Bermanzohn -- who survived the events of November 3.

Greensboro (NC) Human Relations Commission. Human Relations Commission Report. This 1980 report tells about the impact of the November 3, 1979 shootings on human relations in Greensboro.

Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report Presented to the Residents of Greensboro, the City, the Greensboro Truth and Community Reconciliation Project and Other Public Bodies on May 25, 2006. This document examines “the context, causes, sequence, and consequence of the events of November 3, 1979.” The library offers print copies for those preferring that format over reading it online.

Magarrell, Lisa, and Joya Wesley. Learning from Greensboro: Truth and Reconciliation in the United States. Here’s an insider’s look at the truth and reconciliation process. Magarrell was an advisor to the Greensboro commission, while Wesley was its Communications Director.

The Third of November. This is a 1981 report by the Institute for Southern Studies.

Waller, Signe. Love and Revolution: A Political Memoir: People’s History of the Greensboro Massacre, its Setting and Aftermath. Signe Waller was one of the organizers of the anti-Klan rally. Her husband, Jim Waller, was one of the five people killed during the November 3 shootings. The book is a memoir, a history that sets November 3 in historical context, and an interpretation of events.

Wheaton, Elizabeth. Codename GREENKIL: The 1979 Greensboro Killings. In 1981, Wheaton wrote about the November 3 events for the Institute for Southern Studies and for Southern Exposure magazine. She later reported on two federal trials of the case. This 2009 edition has a new afterword, bringing the story up to date. The library also owns the 1987 edition.

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Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Project