On November 3, 1979, five of our loved ones were murdered and our collective movement for racial and economic justice was dealt a significant blow. Forty years later, the survivors, comrades, Greensboro residents, people of conscience, and families and friends of those who were murdered want to:
- Honor and commemorate the lives of Bill, Cesar, Michael, Jim, and Sandy, who made the ultimate sacrifice in the fight for freedom and justice.
- Remember and share the lessons of the Greensboro Massacre in order to advance today’s movement for a fundamental transformation of society to achieve racial, social, economic and environmental justice for every individual and community. We strive to heal from the violence, hatred, prejudices and injuries of the past and create greater unity toward a vision of equity, justice and peace.
- Leave a legacy that is material, moral, and spiritual that the next generation, and succeeding ones, may assimilate for their own beneficent goals.
Greensboro Massacre: Lessons for Today is a nationwide effort that will include a series of commemorative, cultural and movement-building events in Greensboro and around the country, including in Greensboro on November 1-3, 2019. This initiative will include the production of reflections in a variety of media, many of which will be housed here as they become are available.