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Wilmington 10 documentary makes world premier

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video The two-hour film produced by Wilmington Journal reporter Cash Michaels documents the history behind Wilmington's infamous civil rights-era prosecution. Pictures, articles and interviews tell the story of the ten people accused and convicted of firebombing a Wilmington grocery store in 1971. Full story...
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Family of late Wilmington 10 members seek NC money

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videoThe families of late members of the wrongly convicted group known as the Wilmington 10 say they should be treated like the surviving members and receive payments from North Carolina because their relatives were imprisoned in the 1970s. Full story...
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Hundreds celebrate a historic day for the Wilmington 10

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video 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. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 members to get pardon certificates Saturday

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video An ecumenical service this weekend will celebrate the pardoning of the Wilmington 10. The service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Gregory Congregational Church on Nun Street in Wilmington. Full story...
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Perdue proud of Wilmington 10 pardons

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video 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." Full story...
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St. Luke's celebrates 150th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

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videoOn January 1, 1863, an order that would come to define Abraham Lincoln's presidency went into effect. Leaders of Wilmington's African-American community say his decision to sign the Emancipation Proclamation still resonates. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue issues Pardon of Innocence for Wilmington 10

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video Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has issued pardons to the Wilmington 10, a group wrongly convicted in a notorious Civil Rights-era prosecution. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 delivers more signatures of support to governor's office

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video Members of the Wilmington 10 made a special delivery this morning to Gov. Bev Perdue's office. The group along with their supporters delivered 130,000 petition signatures to the state capitol today. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 makes 'closing argument' for pardons

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video The surviving members of the Wilmington 10 are making one final push for pardons before Gov. Bev Perdue leaves office next week. Full story...
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Saffo says 2011 apology not about Wilmington 10 guilt or innocence

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videoWilmington 10 members are hoping that a petition with thousands of signatures will help Gov. Bev Perdue grant them pardons. But the group also has something else up their sleeves. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 group to deliver more than 14,000 signatures, Saffo apology to governor

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video Wilmington 10 member Willie Earl Vereen and a group of supporters, including many from Wilmington, will deliver more than 14,000 petition signatures requesting pardons of innocence for the Wilmington 10, to the governor's office in Raleigh today. Full story...
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NAACP presents more evidence it hopes will get Wilmington 10 pardon

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video This morning the NAACP took its Wilmington 10 pardon campaign to Chapel Hill in an effort to prove its case. The Wilmington 10 were convicted in 1971 of arson and conspiracy. They are now asking Gov. Bev Perdue for a pardon. Full story...
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NAACP discusses Wilmington 10 prosecutor's notes

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video The president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says newly discovered notes by the prosecutor in the Wilmington 10 case show he engaged in racial profiling to select 12 people more likely to convict the suspects. Full story...
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Documents show Wilmington 10 prosecutor sought 'KKK' jury

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In an extraordinary discovery, the 40-year-old case files of the prosecuting attorney in the two 1972 Wilmington Ten criminal trials not only document how he sought to impanel, according to his own written jury selection notes, mostly White “KKK” juries to guarantee convictions, but also to keep Black men from serving on both juries. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 members, NAACP hold rally in support of pardons

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video Members of the NAACP and Wilmington 10 rallied Tuesday night in support of pardons for the group, seeking to collect 100,000 petition signatures. But one former Wilmington Police officer says there are questions that still need to be answered. Full story...
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