Wilmington 10

This week Governor Bev Perdue signed a pardon of innocence for the Wilmington 10.  That’s a group of nine black men and one white woman who were falsely convicted of fire-bombing a white-owned grocery store in a black neighborhood in Wilmington more than forty years ago.  Their trial gained national attention.  A few years after the trial, the prosecution’s key witnesses came forward and recanted their testimony. 

Governor Bev Perdue has signed a pardon of innocence for the Wilmington 10.  That’s a group of civil rights activists who were falsely convicted more than 40 years ago in the fire-bombing of a grocery store in Wilmington.  The case got world-wide attention.