Friday, May 26, 2006

Follow Up: Greensboro Truth & Reconciliation Commission releases its report

On Nov. 3, 1979, in Greensboro, N.C., Klansmen and Nazis fired on Communist Workers Party demonstrators, killing five and wounding 10. The gunmen, though captured on TV-news videotape, were acquitted of all charges in two criminal trials in the early 1980s. Two years ago, a Greensboro Truth & Reconciliation Commission was convened, following the South African model, to look into the case. It posted its report on its Web site, shedding some additional light on an incident that has divided the city for more than a quarter-century.

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