8 1898 and white supremacy
In November 1898, on the heels of the state Democratic Party’s white supremacy campaign, violence broke out in Wilmington. A white mob burned the offices of a black newspaper and killed at least twenty-five African Americans, then threw the elected Republican government of the city out of town and installed a white Democratic mayor and council in its place. In this chapter, we’ll examine first-hand accounts of the riot and its aftermath. We’ll also evaluate at the “suffrage amendment” of 1899 that effectively barred blacks from voting in North Carolina.
- 8.1The Wilmington Record editorial
- 8.2The Democrats appeal to voters
- 8.3The Wilmington Race Riot
- 8.4The "Revolutionary Mayor" of Wilmington
- 8.5Letter from an African American citizen of Wilmington to the President
- 8.6J. Allen Kirk on the Wilmington Race Riot
- 8.7The Suffrage Amendment
- 8.8Voter registration cards
- 8.9Governor Aycock on "the negro problem"