WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)- It's been over 10 years in the making, but Wayne Moore's book, "Triumphant Warrior," is now complete.
The Wilmington 10 member started writing the memoir while in prison.
"The book was therapeutic for me," Moore said.
Moore, along with eight other black men and one white woman were convicted of firebombing Mike's Grocery Store in Wilmington in 1972.
They would eventually be released from prison, but would struggle for over 40 years to have their names cleared.
In December of 2012, as one of the last things she did in office, North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue would grant the Wilmington 10 a Pardon of Innocence.
Moore says he wrote the book as a way of healing from the injustices.
"The hardest thing for people to understand is how members of a justice system can manufacture evidence against ten totally innocent people." Moore said. "I explain that in this book."
"Triumphant Warrior will be at local book stores starting Mother's Day weekend in May, but Moore will present the book and talk about it at an event this weekend on the campus of UNCW. A documentary of the Wilmington 10 will be released for the first time since the group was pardoned.
Moore and other surviving members of the Wilmington 10 will also attend a gala Saturday night where Governor Beverly Perdue will be honored. She will not be able to attend.
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