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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - One of the surviving members of the Wilmington Ten has died.
Connie Tyndall passed away Friday. He was just 21 years old when he and nine other civil rights activist were arrested during race riots in the early 70s.
The ten spent nearly a decade in jail after being convicted of arson and conspiracy in 1971.
The convictions were finally overturned in 1980 after a court determined the prosecutor and the trial judge both violated the defendants' constitutional rights.
Tyndall recently attended a rally in Raleigh, where the surviving members continue the efforts to have their names pardoned.
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