Briefs, transcripts, petitions, judgements, and related legal materials created or received by the attorney assigned to the Wilmington Ten case. ... (more below)
Justice/Attorney General Record Group. Education and Corrections Section: Wilmington Ten Case File
MARS ID 23.34
State Archives of North Carolina
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The Wilmington Ten were tried for fire bombing a grocery on February 6, 1971 in Wilmington and for conspiring to assault the firemen and police who responded to the fire. The incident occurred during a period of protests against racial discrimination and segregation. Amnesty International took up the case in 1976, and in 1980 the convictions were overturned.
[Identification of item], Education and Corrections Section, Wilmington Ten Case File (MARS 23.34), North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC, USA.
Briefs, transcripts, petitions, judgements, and related legal materials created or received by the attorney assigned to the Wilmington Ten case.