Frazier Glenn Miller, the man who allegedly shot and killed three people outside a Jewish community center and retirement complex in Kansas City this weekend, was involved in the Greensboro Massacre.
Miller, a white supremacist, wrote on his website about his involvement in the Nov. 3, 1979 confrontation in Morningside Homes that resulted in the death of five anti-racist and labor activists.
“I was caught in the middle of the shootout and, in fact, the first gunshots were fired directly at me,” he wrote in A White Man Speaks Out.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Miller was a member of the National Socialist Party of America “whose members attacked and killed marchers” here. The organization has a whole page on Miller, continuing: “The following year, due to his involvement with the Nazi group, the Greensboro shootout, and death threats against him and his family, his wife left him and moved with their children to Chicago.”
Miller’s long history in white supremacist movements extends far beyond his involvement in the Greensboro Massacre, but so far it his only known direct connection to the Triad.
Years after the massacre, survivors and others convened a truth and reconciliation commission to uncover more information about what happened and to move towards healing. Read about it here.