Response: It has been a long time coming. It is just a damn shame how black folks have endured such racist happenings back in the day. Now this was in my life time I was born in 1962 and this happened in 1971. And some black folks act as if they have arrived. How in the hell can you do that when your brothers and sisters have suffered these types of injustices like the Wilmington 10.
I am honored to have been the 1st Vice President of the Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP in 1993 when Benjamin Chavis former National NAACP Executive Director came to Greenville North Carolina for our State Convention. I took a picture with him along with Andre Knight and Lewis Turner. I had the picture enlarged to hang on my wall.
Lewis Turner was married to Ann Shepard in the 70’s.
Thank you Governor Perdue for doing the right thing.
Just spoke to Lewis Turner and he gave me some history about what happened during the time of Ann Shepard going to jail. He will share what they had to do about her children during her transition to jail. Going to meet with him on tomorrow to do a DVD.
Curmilus Dancy II
The Political Agitator
Life Fully Paid Member NAACP
RALEIGH, N.C. –Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue issued pardons Monday to the Wilmington 10, a group wrongly convicted 40 years ago in a notorious Civil Rights-era prosecution that led to accusations that the state was holding political prisoners.
Perdue issued pardons of innocence Monday for the nine black men and one white woman who were given prison sentences totaling nearly 300 years for the 1971 firebombing of a Wilmington grocery store after police shot a black teenager. (More)