- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The 1979 Klan-Nazi shootings in Greensboro that left five protesters dead will be described as a massacre on a historical marker.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported (https://bit.ly/1uVMVoE) the city council voted 7-2 Tuesday to approve the marker’s language. The vote followed an all-day demonstration by about 200 people in support of using “Greensboro Massacre” for the marker’s title.

The marker will commemorate the death of five members of the Communist Workers Party at an anti-Klan rally.

The N.C. Highway Historical Marker Advisory Committee doesn’t require City Council approval but had indicated it wouldn’t place the marker without that support. The committee unanimously approved the marker in December.

When the council discussed the marker last month, two members said they didn’t support the use of the word “massacre.”


Information from: News & Record, https://www.news-record.com



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