On Wednesday's CoastLine: The Marrow of Tradition: A Fictional Account of the 1898 Coup D'État

Mar 14, 2019

On Wednesday’s CoastLine, Author Wiley Cash is with us to explore The Marrow of Tradition, a more-than-one-hundred-year-old fictional account of Wilmington’s 1898 coup d’état…

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  • Wiley Cash, New York Times best-selling author & writer of the new introduction to Charles W. Chesnutt’s The Marrow of Tradition


  • Have you read Charles W. Chesnutt’s The Marrow of Tradition? What are your thoughts on the fictional account of the massacre of 1898? 
  • How can the community address issues about race? Is it even important to discuss race in the 21st century? 
  • Are the effects of the Wilmington 1898 coup d’état still observable? How can a book from 1901 inform the conversation? 
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