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22578
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In February 1971, Wilmington, North Carolina endured racially-charged violence that led to the trial of nine black males and one white female for crimes of arson and shooting. The 'Wilmington Ten' were sentenced to a combined 282 years in prison. Forty years later, North Carolina governor Beverly Perdue pardoned the group due to outrageous conduct and misappropriation of justice from the state in the 1970s.
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29317
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Joe Wright was part of the Wilmington Ten, a group of activists convicted of criminal charges stemming from racially charged demonstrations February 5-6, 1971 in Wilmington, North Carolina. With the case legally behind him, Wright reflected on the past nine years during a recent interview at his lawyer’s office in Washington D.C.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 9 Issue 4, Apr 1981, p28-31, por