2019-11-04 15:38:39

Remembering the Greensboro Massacre of 1979

Hundreds gathered this weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of the Greensboro massacre.

40 Ku Klux Klansmen and American Nazis opened fire on an anti-Klan demonstration in Greensboro, North Carolina, killing five anti-racist activists in a span of 88 seconds.

Those killed were members of the Communist Workers’ Party. Ten other activists were injured. No one was convicted in the massacre, but a jury did find the Greensboro police liable for cooperating with the Ku Klux Klan in a wrongful death.

Local pastors in Greensboro are now calling on the City Council to issue an apology for the events that led to the 1979 killing.

Democracy Now! speaks with Dr. Marty Nathan, the widow of Dr. Mike Nathan, who was killed in the 1979 Greensboro Massacre.

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