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The Wilmington 10 (Part 1): Forty Years Later with Bertha Todd

By Michelle Bliss

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02-08-11 – Forty years ago, in February of 1971, race riots erupted in Wilmington, leading to the arrest and eventual release of a group known as the Wilmington 10.

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary, WHQR's Michelle Bliss spoke with retired school administrator Bertha Todd.

Bertha begins the story of the Wilmington 10 as students and teachers of Williston Senior High School, the former all-black school in Wilmington, transitioned to New Hanover and Hoggard High Schools.

Tune in during Morning Edition and All Things Considered as the story of the Wilmington 10 continues tomorrow with former school superintendent Heyward Bellamy.

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