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The Resource The Wilmington Ten : violence, injustice, and the rise of black politics in the 1970s, Kenneth Robert Janken, (electronic resource)

The Wilmington Ten : violence, injustice, and the rise of black politics in the 1970s, Kenneth Robert Janken, (electronic resource)

Label
The Wilmington Ten : violence, injustice, and the rise of black politics in the 1970s
Title
The Wilmington Ten
Title remainder
violence, injustice, and the rise of black politics in the 1970s
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Robert Janken
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In February 1971, racial tension surrounding school desegregation in Wilmington, North Carolina, culminated in four days of violence and skirmishes between white vigilantes and black residents. The turmoil resulted in two deaths, six injuries, more than $500,000 in damage, and the firebombing of a white-owned store, before the National Guard restored uneasy peace. Despite glaring irregularities in the subsequent trial, ten young persons were convicted of arson and conspiracy and then sentenced to a total of 282 years in prison. They became known internationally as the Wilmington Ten. A powerful movement arose within North Carolina and beyond to demand their freedom, and after several witnesses admitted to perjury, a federal appeals court, also citing prosecutorial misconduct, overturned the convictions in 1980. Kenneth Janken narrates the dramatic story of the Ten, connecting their story to a larger arc of Black Power and the transformation of post-Civil Rights era political organizing"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
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1956-
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Janken, Kenneth Robert
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Riots
  • African Americans
  • Wilmington (N.C.)
  • Wilmington (N.C.)
Label
The Wilmington Ten : violence, injustice, and the rise of black politics in the 1970s, Kenneth Robert Janken, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-231) and index
Contents
Introduction : Wilmington and the 1898 mentality -- Vigilante injustice -- The making of a movement -- They're taking our boys away to prison -- Alliances and adversity -- Free the Wilmington Ten at once! -- Conclusion : the tragedy of the Ten and the rise of a new black politics
Control code
ssj0001556463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (246 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781469624839
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015022646
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001556463
Label
The Wilmington Ten : violence, injustice, and the rise of black politics in the 1970s, Kenneth Robert Janken, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-231) and index
Contents
Introduction : Wilmington and the 1898 mentality -- Vigilante injustice -- The making of a movement -- They're taking our boys away to prison -- Alliances and adversity -- Free the Wilmington Ten at once! -- Conclusion : the tragedy of the Ten and the rise of a new black politics
Control code
ssj0001556463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (246 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781469624839
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015022646
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001556463

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