Greensboro, NC Truth Commission release Final Report by Mitch E. Perry05/26/06
In Greensboro, North Carolina last night, the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report.
The Commission â€“ 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-Naziâ€™s.
There were state and federal Trials â€“ the Klansmen pleaded â€˜self-defenseâ€™ 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 nightâ€™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.â€?and other parts of North Carolinaâ€?)
Thatâ€™s reporter Jennifer Curry, from NPR affiliate WFDD in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was at last nightâ€™s meeting where the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report. That report is available online at greensborotrc.org