The Legacy of The Wilmington Ten: 40 Years Later

When: Wed., Feb. 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 2011

Commemoration to note the 40th anniversary of the Wilmington Incident of 1971, which led to the arrest of a group of civil rights activists who spent nearly a decade in jail after being convicted of arson & conspiracy. The case became an international cause celebre & their convictions were overturned in 1980. Keynote address by The Wilmington Ten leader, Dr Benjamin F Chavis Jr, plus comments by Wilmington Ten members Willie Earl Vereen & Connie Tindall, & remarks by UNC Profressor Kenneth Janken & author Larry Reni Thomas.

Price: Free


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