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    • The Wilmington Ten

    • Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s
    • By: Kenneth Robert Janken
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In February 1971, racial tension surrounding school desegregation in Wilmington, North Carolina, culminated in four days of violence and skirmishes between white vigilantes and black residents. The turmoil resulted in two deaths, six injuries, more than $500,000 in damage, and the firebombing of a white-owned store before the National Guard restored uneasy peace. Despite glaring irregularities in the subsequent trial, 10 young persons were convicted of arson and conspiracy and then sentenced to a total of 282 years in prison.

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