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A Special Look At 1898

By Catherine M. Welch


Wilmington, NC – Last May the Wilmington Race Riot Commission released an official report chronicling the violent overthrow of Wilmington's elected black government on November 10 1898.

The report came with recommendations, including that some newspapers should publish and education insert of the race riot. The Star-News did just that, Catherine Welch talked with Star-News columnist Si Cantwell about the project.