Dale Sampson was a member of the Communist Workers Party.
"Greensboro Massacre" aftermath
Following the November gunfight, a number of Communist Workers Party militants began claiming they were being harassed by police and local businessmen. The claimed harassment included the firings of CWP members Robert Manvella and Signe Waller, widow of James WaIler, from their textile mill jobs, and the arrests on December 10, 1979, of four party members who were charged with putting up illegal advertising posters. Two of these CWP activists, including Dale Sampson, whose husband died in the gunfight, were also charged.