Greensboro, NC Truth Commission release Final Report by Mitch E. Perry

05/26/06

In Greensboro, North Carolina last night, the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report.

The Commission – the first of its kind in the U.S. has been studying for the past 2 years the events of November 3rd, 1979. On that day, 5 labor organizers were shot dead in the Streets of a Greensboro housing project by a caravan of Klansman and Neo-Nazi’s.

There were state and federal Trials – the Klansmen pleaded ‘self-defense’ and were acquitted of murder charges. During a 3rd Civil Trial, Klansmen were found liable for 1 of the 5 deaths.

Jennifur Curry is a reporter with radio station WFDD in Greensboro, and was at last night’s meeting where the report was unveiled. The report, over 400 pages in length, comes out 26 years AFTER the incident. WMNF asked Jen Curry why such a lengthy delay?(roll tape#1 o.q.�and other parts of North Carolina�)

That’s reporter Jennifer Curry, from NPR affiliate WFDD in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was at last night’s meeting where the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report.

That report is available online at greensborotrc.org

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