The Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission is an independent body of seven highly respected individuals appointed through a democratic and community-wide nomination and selection process. Drawing on similar efforts from around the world, the Commission is the first of its kind in the United States. Its mission, as stated in its Mandate, is to examine "the context, causes, sequence and consequence of the events of November 3, 1979" for the purpose of healing transformation for the community.