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THE WILMINGTON TEN Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

by | Read by Ron Butler

History • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2016

Janken's account of racial injustice in North Carolina proves even more enlightening through Ron Butler's powerful narration. In 1971, in Wilmington, 10 Civil Rights activists--nine African-American young men and one white woman--were wrongly convicted of arson and conspiracy and served four to six years in prison before their convictions were overturned. Janken explores the decades-long racial tension in the city, confrontations around school education, prosecutorial deceit, and the aftermath of the overturned sentences. With a deep voice and deliberate tone, Butler guides listeners through the events and differing points of view. His steady cadence at times seems too calm for the explosive situations being described. However, his emotional distance allows listeners to focus on the substance of the firsthand accounts. L.E. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2016]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 9781504664059 $34.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-5046-6402-8 $19.95


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 9781504664035 $76.00 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781504664042 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

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