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Wilmington Ten

  • By: Elizabeth Hines
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The Wilmington Ten were those arrested, tried, wrongfully convicted, and incarcerated for arson and for firing guns at responding emergency personnel during a violent 1971 episode in the North Carolina seaport, following sudden school desegregation in 1969. Although the 1954 U.S. ...

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