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Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 4:04pm.READ MORE:
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...
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 2:19pm.READ MORE:
The 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...
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Sat, 01/05/2013 - 9:29pm.READ MORE:
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...
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 5:12pm.READ MORE:
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...
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 01/02/2013 - 3:16pm.READ MORE:
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...
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 5:38pm.READ MORE:
On 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...
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Mon, 12/31/2012 - 7:42pm.READ MORE:
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...
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 12/27/2012 - 1:46pm.READ MORE:
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...
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/26/2012 - 3:45pm.READ MORE:
The surviving members of the Wilmington 10 are making one final push for pardons before Gov. Bev Perdue leaves office next week. Full story...
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 5:50pm.READ MORE:
Wilmington 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...