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The Unrest That Led To Arrests Of The Wilmington Ten

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In February 1971, an incident of racial unrest in Wilmington, N.C. ultimately led to the wrongful convictions of 10 people. “The Wilmington Ten” serves as title for one of the greatest chapters of injustice in North Carolina history.

On this week’s podcast, a conversation with Willie Earl Vereen and a review of the lesser-known history preceding an infamous firebombing and botched persecution.

Jeff Tiberii covers politics for WUNC. Before that, he served as the station's Greensboro Bureau Chief.