Wilmington Insurrection of 1898

November 10, 1898 Wilmington, North Carolina

Who Revolted?

2,000 armed white men influenced by supremacist politicians and businessmen. They were all white and were after the black people.

How did they organize?

They burned down the offices of an African Americans newspaper's. Then gunned down a lot of black people. They then took over the local government.
They forced the town's mayor to resign along with the black aldermen. They took control of the local government.
1998 Centennial Commission of Wilmington insurrection of 1898 Top 21 Facts.mp4