Nation: Shootout in Greensboro

An anti-Klan protest leaves four dead

It is the birthplace of O. Henry and the home of several of the nation's largest textile mills. But Greensboro, N.C. (pop. 144,000), has also been the site of bitter racial conflict, dating back to sit-ins at lunch counters in the early 1960s and a riot in 1969 at a predominantly black local college that left one student dead. Nothing in Greensboro's past, however, came close to what happened last week: a Shootout between Ku Klux Klansmen and anti-Klan protesters in which four people were killed and nine were wounded. The city's mayor, Jim Melvin,...

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