MS 108 Wilmington Movement 1971


This collection contains sixteen original articles from the Wilmington Morning Star and its joint Sunday edition with the Wilmington News, the Star-News (all now merged into the Wilmington Star-News), and two from Raleigh's The News and Observer, chronicling the events leading to and during the racial unrest centering around the integreation of the local high schools in Wilmington, NC. Beginning about mid December 1970 and continuing throughout most of 1971, Wilmington became a national focal point of violence, burnings, looting, and magnet for outside organizers of boycotts, marches, and demonstrations. Ten men and women, known as the Wilmington Ten, were ultimately arrested and wrongly convincted of arson and conspiracy during the events that occurred at the time. The clippings cover the events of the time.