I grew up in Virginia, and my father was transferred here when all the Wilmington 10 violence was occurring. I recall vividly when I told my 5th grade teacher that we would be moving to Wilmington, N.C.. She was flabergasted and said, "Oh my, is that where the Wilmington 10 is??" I was clueless at that time, and she explained to me that it was a group of people creating violence and burning stores and churches. She was Viola G. Morgan, and an afro-american teacher. I also asked my parents about it, which then required them to explain racial tensions to me. I do not agree with the pardon at all. Violence of any kind, racial tensions or otherwise should never be pardoned.
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