WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With the start of black history month, students at UNCW are remembering a major event in Wilmington’s history.
Imaging Justice: The “Wilmington 10” Story Exhibit features works submitted by students and community members.
They show the struggle of the Wilmington ten, and their journey from convictions in 1971 to their pardons in 2012.
“It’s important to remember our history,” ACE Boseman Chair Skylar Lewis said. “It’s important to know where we came from in order to evolve and to change, and to make better decisions.”
The Wilmington ten were nine young black men and a woman wrongly convicted of arson and conspiracy after a grocery store was firebombed in 1971.
The exhibit runs through March 14. For more information click here.