Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘wilmington 1898’

“When Philip Gerard was writing Cape Fear Rising as an untenured professor in the early ‘90s, he was called in for a meeting with the Chancellor of UNC Wilmington. “ ‘I walk in and it’s not just the Chancellor,’ Gerard said, ‘it’s every Vice Chancellor and Dean sitting around this conference table. And the Chancellor […]

Read Full Post »

“My impression after living in Wilmington for 16 months is that a significant proportion of white residents know little about the 1898 coup, let alone its deep connection to the current character of the city. “At [an Occupy Wilmington meeting] the week before the encampment was supposed to start, someone raised the possibility of using […]

Read Full Post »

I’ve seen a lot of remarkable North Caroliniana on eBay but nothing as breathtaking as this supposed artifact from Wilmington 1898 offered by a dealer in Oreland, Pa. Here’s a reaction from historian Tim Tyson, who has written extensively about the black-owned Daily Record’s role in the nation’s only coup d’etat:  “If it is the […]

Read Full Post »

“Lynchings were far more likely to occur in some regions of the South than others, and those patterns call into question easy assumptions about the forces behind lynching…. Although North Carolina witnessed the greatest amount of racial conflict in the political realm of any Southern state, including the brutal white supremacy campaign and Wilmington riot […]

Read Full Post »