Pardon the Wilmington Ten

The NAACP has launched a campaign to pardon the Wilmington Ten.  Forty years ago, ten young activists were falsely accused and framed for crimes they did not commit.  And though they all went on to become leaders in their community—their names were never cleared.  Add your name to this petition asking North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue to pardon the Wilmington Ten.


The Wilmington Ten included Rev. Benjamin Chavis—who later went on to become the leader of the NAACP and eight African-American male high school students, and an older white women activist. They each spent four to six years incarcerated for a crime they did not commit.


The state of North Carolina has let forty years pass without clearing the names of the Wilmington Ten—it is high time for justice to be served.  Sign your name to the NAACP petition asking for Governor Perdue to pardon the Wilmington Ten and clear their names once and for all.