Monday, October 17, 2005

Joseph Gorrell Pierce's Statement Transcript

Please click here to download the transcript of Joseph Gorrell Pierce's statement at the GTRC's first public hearing.

Mr. Pierce is a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, works in the lumber business and has owned a small farm for years. In 1979, he was Grand Dragon of the Federated Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and was involved in the confrontation between the Klan and the Workers Viewpoint Organization in July of 1979.

Thanks to Riley Driver, a GTRC volunteer and summer intern, for transcribing this statement. If you would like to volunteer to transcribe any of the statements from the first public hearing, please email

posted by Jill Williams, exec. dir.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greensboro, the city, Has no clue on what it mutters of the events of a sat in Nov 1979. The simple fact is 2 members of the Ku Klux Klan and an affiliate the NC NSM party were indeed assaulted FIRST by commies carring a small switch blade knife and a two by four (((seems to me the pinko commie pricks brought a knife to a gunfight))), who if we havent forgot as a nation we fought against in Korea and Vietnam, how that turn out for ya liberals??????. So in simple don't bite of more than you can chew, we havent forgot all the hundreds of mail box bombs thanks to the commies in the 20's and early 30's. Now that being said, In truth the Klan boys and American Nazi's should not have been there but that was a diffenernt time in America and a few of those klan/nazi's had family killed in nam and korea fighting communism. if the rag heads held and assembly for allah today i'd protest and with force if attacked and would enjoy such. My suggestion is why not look into this story again but start not on the third of November 79 but 10 years before and see how the dominoes lined up and fell. thanks politics and FEDERAL govt (hint, hint)... and for the record Ich bin ein deutche Jude

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