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Greensboro Truth & Community Reconciliation Project

Alternate Title Greensboro Truth and Community Reconciliation Project; GTCRP
Creator Greensboro Truth & Community Reconciliation Project
Organization Type Other organization types
Organization Based In United States
Geographic Focus North Carolina
Subjects African Americans -- Civil rights; Truth commissions; Civil rights demonstrations; Nazis; Restorative justice
Summary "In Greensboro, North Carolina, on November 3, 1979, members of the Ku Klux Klan and American Nazi party killed five people and wounded 10 others as activists gathered for a statewide 'Death to the Klan' rally and conference for racial, social, and economic justice." The Greensboro Truth and Community Reconciliation Project "was born out of the spiritual, cultural and educational outpouring affected by the twentieth anniversary commemoration of the events of November 3rd, 1979." The project established the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the first commission of its kind in the United States.
Languages English