This weekend, hundreds of people filled the United Church of Christ, a historic location for Wilmington 10 members. The surviving members, families of deceased members of the Wilmington 10, along with supporters across the state celebrated a victory over what they say was a racially charged and wrongful conviction.
Gov. Bev Perdue spoke publicly today for the first time since granting pardons of innocence for the Wilmington 10 Monday.
During a visit to a school in Orange County, Perdue said she is "proud of the decision, and I stand by it."