‘The wound hasn’t healed’: Activists recount 1898 Wilmington coup that terrorized Black residents
CTTT Local Group Leader Kimberly Cook is interviewed, and the Wilmington CTTT Affiliate highlighted in this national news story about the “White Supremacy Campaign” of 1898, intended to prevent Black and white Republican voters from turning out for the 1898 state and federal elections. A mob of nearly 2,000 white men torched the offices of Wilmington’s only Black newspaper, The Daily Record, and began indiscriminately shooting at Black residents across the city. At least 200 people were killed in the violence. Read the article HERE.