North Carolina denies right to organize: Wilmington Ten face 282 years

Louisville, KY: the Alliance; Southern Institute for Propaganda and Organizing, [1975-?]. Four-panel brochure, 8.5x11 inches, four small black and white photos, mild edgewear.

On the case of the Wilmington 10 (including Benjamin Chavis, later head of the NAACP), convicted of arson and conspiracy in the firebombing of a white-owned business and sentenced to a total of almost three centuries in prison. Amnesty International declared them to be political prisoners in 1976, and the convictions were overturned in 1980 on the grounds that exculpatory evidence had been hidden.

Cat.No: 182852

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