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African Americans--Civil rights--North Carolina

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Reverend James W. Morrison Collection

Identifier: Mss.Coll.#046
Abstract This collection consists of the papers of the Reverend James W. Morrison, the first Associate Conference Minister for the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ.. It includes both his writings and documents collected by him in the course of his ministerial career. Documents include financial documents, minutes, newspaper clippings, agendas, and reports. The collection includes his literary writings: sermons, essays, manuscripts, prayers, papers and class work from divinity...
Dates: 1946 - 1997

Wilmington 10 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...
Dates: 1971 - 2013