Greensboro Massacre Highway Marker Dedication
On May 24, 2015, one of the most controversial North Carolina highway markers was unveiled in Greensboro. J-28 , or Greensboro Massacre, c...
On May 24, 2015, one of the most controversial North Carolina highway markers was unveiled in Greensboro. J-28, or Greensboro Massacre, commemorates the death of five Communist Workers Party members by American Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan.
Joyce Johnson of the Beloved Community Center led the unveiling that saw many of the city's religious leaders speak about the past and future of the city.
One of the main controversies surrounding the marker was its name. The Greensboro City Council voted 7-2 to approve the Greensboro Massacre highway marker. During the unveiling, one of the religious leaders asked the crowd to pray for the two council members who voted against the marker.
Survivors, families of the victims, and former residents of Morningside Homes uncovered the highway marker.
The permanent location of the Greensboro Massacre highway marker will be on McConnell Road in Greensboro, 0.1 miles from where the massacre occurred.