Nearly 45 years after the Greensboro massacre, a federal grant will help unveil information about the historic event for the first time. In 1979, five members of the Communist Workers’ Party were gunned down by neo-Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan.
Now, details surrounding that deadly protest will be made available to the public thanks to a nearly $100,000 grant.
It is one of the most painful memories in Greensboro’s history. Over the course of the next year, the University of North Carolina Greensboro and Bennett College will make available online thousands of pictures, documents and much more.
Among the items that will be digitized is an original poster promoting the rally that led to the Greensboro massacre.
You can read more in an article by Bill O’Neil published in the WXII12 web site at: https://tinyurl.com/4wm8f8hp.