Saturday, February 6th, marks the 50th anniversary of the firebombing of Mike’s Grocery Store in Wilmington, North Carolina. That 1971 event was part of…
After four days of clashes in the Port City, two people were dead, six were injured, and more than half-a-million dollars in damage was done. Mike’s Grocery, a white-owned store in a Black neighborhood, had been fire-bombed. It took the National Guard to put an end to the conflict. It's the story of The Wilmington Ten, begun 51 years ago, and still reverberating in Wilmington, NC.