Black Issues Forum

Wilmington 10: Pardon of Innocence

Season 28 Episode 2816 | 26m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

February 6, 1971, a small grocery store in Wilmington, NC was burned down, and 10 student civil rights protestors, including former NAACP director Dr. Ben Chavis, were falsely accused, unjustly tried and convicted, and incarcerated. Known as the Wilmington 10, their names were finally cleared after a 42 year fight. Dr. Chavis and attorney for the group Irving Joyner share their story.

Aired: 02/10/13

Rating: NR

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