Archive for the ‘Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation’ Category

Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

In Greensboro, the country’s first truth and reconciliation commission has completed a series of public hearings. Now the Commissioners must process hours of testimony, sift through stacks of legal documents and compile a final report on what they see as the truth behind November 3rd 1979. In other words – now the really hard work begins. Rusty Jacobs reports.

Note: WUNC\’s coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission won the Radio – Television News Director\’s Association Edward R. Murrow Southeast Regional Radio Award for continuing coverage.

Commission Hears Different Truths

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

The Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission has completed another round of public hearings. The commission has heard hours of testimony from lawyers, activists, police officers, and Greensboro residents. Each person has offered a recollection of what happened on November 3, 1979 – the day a group of KKK members and neo-Nazis shot and killed five labor organizers. Rusty Jacobs reports.

Note: WUNC\’s coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission won the Radio – Television News Director\’s Association Edward R. Murrow Southeast Regional Radio Award for continuing coverage.

Truth, Reconciliation and the Klan

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

A leader of the Ku Klux Klan and a former KKK member were among the speakers this weekend at the first public hearing held by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Greensboro. It’s the beginning of a process aimed at healing the wounds left by a deadly clash between Communist Labor Organizers and White Supremacists more than 25 years ago. Rusty Jacobs filed two reports.

All Things Considered Story

Note: WUNC\’s coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission won the Radio – Television News Director\’s Association Edward R. Murrow Southeast Regional Radio Award for continuing coverage.

Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Part 2 of 2

Friday, May 27th, 2005

On November 3rd 1979, a group of Ku Klux Klan members and Nazis showed up in Greensboro to confront members of the Communist Workers Party. The CWP had organized a “Death to the Klan” march and rally. Gunfire erupted and four members of the CWP were killed. Rusty Jacobs has the second part of our series about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission looking into the incident.

Note: WUNC\’s coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission won the Radio – Television News Director\’s Association Edward R. Murrow Southeast Regional Radio Award for continuing coverage.

Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Part 1 of 2

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

This summer in Greensboro, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission will examine the events of November 3rd, 1979. On that day, a group of Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members confronted Communist labor organizers who were holding an anti-Klan rally. Rusty Jacobs has the first in a 2-part series.

Note: WUNC\’s coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission won the Radio – Television News Director\’s Association Edward R. Murrow Southeast Regional Radio Award for continuing coverage.