GREENSBORO, N.C.-- It's been 40 years since the Greensboro massacre and people are still discussing the events and how to keep history from repeating itself.



In 1979, five people were killed in a clash between the communist workers party, members of the Ku Klux Klan, and American Nazi party.

This weekend, the Beloved Community Center and Bennett College hosted a conference to talk about the five victims who died, their work, and survivors in the community.

Students who are learning about the massacre say it highlights the need to continue to change to make for a better future.

“In order to create lasting change its necessary for people to stay even when it’s not fun,” said Abigail Mosley. “Even when its more than just like marching at rallies and singing kumbaya songs. Were actually doing things that are going to last a long time and last longer than were even around to see them."

Educational panels and workshops at the conference continue through the weekend.