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1898 Wilmington: Debunking the Myths

The racial conflict of November, 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina, sometimes labeled a race riot or rebellion, was the unfortunate result of many years of post-war political corruption, enforced Rec

1898 Wilmington Race Riot: The Carpetbagger Class

What experience did the white citizens of Wilmington have with the Republican party since 1865, and what were their expectations if that party returned to power, and stayed in power sustained by the v

How The Only Coup D'Etat In U.S. History Unfolded

Think of a coup d’etat and images of a far-flung banana republic likely come to mind. So it might come as a surprise that it happened here in the United States — just once, in 1898. A mob of w

Early African American Perspectives on the Wilmington Race Riots of 1898

On Thursday, November 10, 1898, Colonel Alfred Moore Waddell, a Democratic leader in Wilmington, North Carolina mustered a white mob to retaliate for a controversial editorial written by Alexander Man

1898 Wilmington Race Riot Commission

The events of November 10, 1898, in Wilmington constitute a turning point in North Carolina history. By force, a white mob seized the reins of government in the port city and, in so doing, destroyed t

Wilmington insurrection of 1898

The Wilmington insurrection of 1898, also known as the Wilmington massacre of 1898 or the Wilmington race riot of 1898, began in Wilmington, North Carolina on November 10, 1898 and continued for sever

The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

There is no question or argument that on 31 May -1 June 1921, a race riot took place in Tulsa that ultimately left an unknown number of people dead, and many more than even the highest estimates of th

The Largely Forgotten Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

The Greenwood suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma disappeared overnight during the summer of 1921. Known as the “Black Wall Street,” due to being one of the wealthiest black communities in the United States

Tulsa Race Riot

The Tulsa race riot was a large-scale, racially motivated pogrom on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which a group of whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Greenwood District, the wea

A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

An Oklahoma lawyer details the attack by hundreds of whites on the thriving black neighborhood where hundreds died 95 years ago.

Tulsa Race Riot

Believed to be the single worst incident of racial violence in American history, the bloody 1921 Tulsa race riot has continued to haunt Oklahomans to the present day. During the course of eighteen ter

These Unforgettable Images Expose The Horror Of The Tulsa Race Riots

n effort to revisit and resurface this heinous part of history, we’ve rounded up photos that help to better portray some of the most dreadful acts of violence cast against black lives during the Tul