- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: April 10, 2001
The story of one of the most shocking crimes in modern American history--the murders of five members of the Communist Workers' Party by Ku Klux Klansmen and American Nazis in 1979. The massacre stunned the town of Greensboro, North Carolina, which had been called "the most livable city in America".
Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of the most livable cities in America. But it is also economically and racially divided, a place where old wounds have come to the surface on a number of occasions. By far the most dramatic of these incidents took place in 1979.
GREENSBORO: CLASH WITH THE KLAN relates how, on November 3rd of that year, five demonstrators at a "Death to the Klan" rally staged by the North Carolina Communist Workers Party were killed by the targets of their ire. Eyewitnesses recall the confusion and chaos that erupted when carloads of Klansmen arrived at the demonstration, and legal experts help explain why the gunmen escaped conviction--not once but twice--despite a seemingly airtight case against them.
CITY CONFIDENTIAL revisits the case that embodied the deep divisions in this southern city. The crimes and acquittals deepened old wounds, leaving scars that may never heal.