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Why the Wilmington Ten were called “political prisoners” and The Witness Who Never Testified

EXCLUSIVE WHY THE WILMINGTON TEN WERE CALLED ‘POLITICAL PRISONERS” By Cash Michaels     Editor’s Note – This is Part 1 of two exclusive interviews featuring the man who sparked the worldwide campaign to free the Wilmington Ten from prison; and another whose life was threatened by white supremacists forty years ago if he told the truth in court about the Wilmington Ten.             Following is Par ...

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Wilmington 10 prosecutor sought ‘KKK’ jury

In an extraordinary discovery, the 40-year-old case files of the prosecuting attorney in the two 1972 Wilmington Ten criminal trials not only document how he sought to impanel, according to his own written jury selection notes, mostly White “KKK” juries to guarantee convictions, but also to keep Black men from serving on both juries. ...

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Your Voice: The stone the builders rejected

Linda Pierce, like us fellow Black Baby Boomers, was born into this world where the majority race treated her as a second class "citizen". She had to sit in the back of the bus, upstairs in the movies, drink from the colored water fountain, buy shoes and clothes without trying them on and attend the Negro schools. Her race was referred to as colored, Negro, Black and then African-American. Linda rejected th ...

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Religious Briefs, Week of September 13-19, 2012

New Hanover County Bowens Chapel AME Zion Church, 5826 Carolina Beach Road, will celebrate their 122nd church Anniversary on Sunday, September 16th at 3:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 2:00 p.m. following the morning service. The guest speaker will be Reverend John H. Brown of New Hope Freewill Baptist Church. Central Missionary Baptist Church. 702 Red Cross Street, will hold their 3rd Pastoral anniversary ...

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS, WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012

GE Retirees Association will meet on Thursday, September 20th at 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 South College Road. The speaker will be Linda Pearce ,director of Elderhaus. For more information or to RSVP call 910-799-5284. Sheriff McMahon has set up NHC’s seventh Citizens Academy. The next Citizens Academy will run from September 18, 2012 through November ...

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