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Wilmington 10 pardoned after 40 years in North Carolina

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Posted at 10:24 PM, Jan 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-06 22:24:45-05

In North Carolina, after 40 years of struggle, a group of people known as the Wilmington 10 have finally gotten their names cleared.  
The nine black men and one white woman were convicted back in 1972 of the firebombing of a Wilmington grocery store during days of race rioting.  
Their convictions were overturned years later after findings of prosecutorial misconduct.
On Saturday, the six surviving members of the group were formally given their certificates of pardon from the Governor’s office.