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Chavis, Ben, 1948-

 Person

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Wilmington 10 Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss.Coll.027
Abstract The Wilmington 10 were a group of nine black men and one white woman who were controversially convicted on charges of arson and conspiracy after a racially-motivated 1971 riot in Wilmington, North Carolina. The leader of the group, Benjamin Chavis, was then employed as a community organizer for the United Church of Christ's Commission for Racial Justice. During the trial and appeals process, the Wilmington 10 received significant financial and legal support from the UCC. Largely consisting of...
Dates: 1971 - 2013