Wilmington Ten materials from the office of Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ in Burlington, North Carolina. The Wilmington Ten were nine young men and a woman, who were wrongfully convicted in 1971 in Wilmington, North Carolina of arson and conspiracy. Most were sentenced to 29 years in prison, and all ten served nearly a decade in jail before an appeal won their release.
This digital collection brings together resources related to school desegregation, equal employment, equal access to public accommodations, and voting rights in Southeast North Carolina. Each individual collection covers many topics other than desegregation. Materials related to the Wilmington Ten can be found in the Dr. Heyward C. Bellamy Papers.
"The student paper of UNCW, established 1948." The Seahawk is the student news organization and newspaper of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. It began as a four-page handout with stenciled headlines. In 1958, the Seahawk reemerged as a monthly publication after a five-year period without a student paper. For most of its run, the Seahawk informed students about campus, national and world news along with arts, entertainment, and sports once or twice a week. In 2001 the organization launched its online component: theseahawk.org.