GREENSBORO, N.C. — The man accused of killing three people in shootings at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City this past weekend has ties to North Carolina and Greensboro.
Frazier Glenn Miller, also known as Glenn Miller and Glenn Cross, was a Klan organizer and Nazi leader in North Carolina in the 1970s and 1980s.
In Chapter 3 of his book “A White Man Speaks Out,” Miller wrote about what he called the Greensboro Shootout.
The event he referred to is more commonly known as the Greensboro Massacre of Nov. 3, 1979. Five people were killed and ten more were injured.
In the book, Miller claims he was the first one fired at that day and said white supremacists “did what they thought they had to in order to survive.”
Signe Waller Foxworth of Greensboro was at Morningside Homes off McConnell Road to participate in non-violent protests in 1979.
When Nazi and Klan leaders arrived, the shootings and beatings began, she said.
Her husband, Dr. Jim Waller, a Jewish medical doctor, was one of the people killed that day. She’s been fighting for justice ever since.
Her reaction when hearing Miller was accused in the Kansas shootings? “It’s not surprising. It’s tragic, but it’s not surprising.”
Foxworth wrote about Miller several times in her own memoir, “Love and Revolution.”
The disturbing attacks were caught on video. Both state and federal courts acquitted the people involved.
“Had justice been done at that time, then three people who were killed recently [in Kansas] might still be alive,” Foxworth told FOX8.
She said Miller once threatened to show up at a fundraiser organized in 1983 benefitting those affected by the Massacre. He claimed he would bring other Klan members, but Foxworth said they decided not to come after learning police officers would be there.
Foxworth wishes police had been there to help immediately at the protests in 1979. She believes local authorities, city officials and the court system failed to get justice.
“Glenn Miller bragged about that and said the civil rights of the Klan and Nazis were being violated,” she remembered. “He had recently switched from being a Nazi to starting his own Klan group called the Carolina Knights of the KKK.”
In the 1980’s, Miller also attempted to run for North Carolina Governor and eventually the Senate. He was convicted for running a paramilitary camp in the state and charged with weapons violations.
“Our healing is not over,” said Foxworth, saying she was sorry for the families in Kansas experiencing the aftermath of hate crimes as she did three decades ago.