Wilmington 10 pardoned after 40 years in North Carolina
In North Carolina, after 40 years of struggle, a group of people known as the Wilmington 10 have finally gotten their names cleared.
The nine black men and one white woman were convicted back in 1972 of the firebombing of a Wilmington grocery store during days of race rioting.
Their convictions were overturned years later after findings of prosecutorial misconduct.
On Saturday, the six surviving members of the group were formally given their certificates of pardon from the Governor’s office.
- Who would bully military wives online?
- Beach Police: Evening inbound Oceanfront access likely closed, limited this weekend
- Beach father on deadly Sandbridge crash: 'To see them in that condition is unbearable'
- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth reopens after several threats force evacuations
- Photo starts feeding frenzy over monster shark caught from Florida beach