Nation: A Dare That Ignited a Slaughter

Klansmen and Nazis go on trial for murder in Greensboro

The trial was already under way when a score of chanting demonstrators approached the courtroom doors. Guards informed the protesters that no one else would be allowed inside. Suddenly, a pushing match began, and officers wrestled one of the marchers to the ground. "Tell me, man, you're going to keep me out!" screamed Paul Bermanzohn, sitting in a wheelchair. "You try to live with a bullet in your head!"

That angry cry came from a victim of one of the South's bloodiest clashes in years, a fight on Nov. 3, 1979, that pitted...

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