Apr, 29, 2021
You are invited to join a Zoom discussion of “Wilmington’s Lies: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy” by North Carolina based-journalist and author David Zucchino. As is rarely taught in school, 2000 heavily armed white nightriders swarmed through Wilmington NC in November, 1898 in order to overthrow the legitimately elected city government. City officials and leading Black citizens fled at gunpoint, women and children were terrorized and at least 60 Black men were shot and killed. The author calls this “a story that needs to be told… and shows what can happen when people exploit ancient hatreds and suspicions and fears.” The discussion will be held Thursday evening, April 29th at 6:30 p.m.
Contact Nan Clark with questions or to sign up.