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History's Mysteries: The Greensboro Massacre DVD

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: October 14, 2000
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
In 1979, a confrontation between the KKK and members of the Communist Worker's Party left five dead, 11 wounded--and no one in prison.

On November 3, 1979, television news cameras captured an episode of shocking violence, driven by hate and anger, that continues to divide the North Carolina city of Greensboro to this day. As members of the Communist Workers Party were preparing for a "Death to the Klan" rally, a caravan of KKK members and American Nazis drove into the center of the protesters. Shouted insults quickly escalated into a physical confrontation, and, with the cameras still rolling, the Klansmen and Nazis grabbed an arsenal of weapons from their cars and began firing into the crowd.

When it was over, five people were dead, 11 more were injured, and the police were finally on the scene. But why weren't they there when the rally was forming, even though they were well aware of the potential for violence? And what was the role of a police informant who had infiltrated the Klan? And why did the jury ignore the videotape and find the defendants innocent by reason of self-defense?

THE GREENSBORO MASSACRE finally tells the full story of fear and hate, complicity and duplicity.

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