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

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

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
Author
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
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NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Janken, Kenneth Robert
Dewey number
305.8009756/27
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F264.W7
LC item number
J36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
1625915
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781469624839
Lccn
2015022646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1625915
  • (Sirsi) 1625915
  • (OCoLC)906234275
Label
The Wilmington Ten : violence, injustice, and the rise of black politics in the 1970s, Kenneth Robert Janken
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
1625915
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781469624839
Lccn
2015022646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1625915
  • (Sirsi) 1625915
  • (OCoLC)906234275

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