Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Edited black-owned Daily Record four blocks east. Mob burned his office, Nov. 10, 1898, leading to "race riot" & restrictions on black voting in N.C.
Erected 2007 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number D 103.)
Location. 34° 13.785′ N, 77° 56.73′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is on South 3rd Street (U.S. 74) 0.1 miles north of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington NC 28401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cassidey Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward B. Dudley (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregory Normal Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); James Sprunt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin Beery House (about 400 feet away); Judah P. Benjamin (about 600 feet away); James Hasell (about 700 feet away); Sprunt House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
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Also see . . .
1. Alexander Manly. The North Carolina Election of 1898, UNC (Submitted on March 17, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Essay: "The events of November 10, 1898 in Wilmington ...". ... What is traditionally termed a "race riot" has also been called a massacre, rebellion, revolt, race war, and coup d'etat. The peculiar circumstances of the Wilmington event, involving the removal of the legally elected mayor and city council and installation of revolt leader Alfred Moore Waddell, make this last term an apt one. ... (Submitted on April 28, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. "Wilmington Coup d'etat, 1898"; "red shirts"; miscegenation
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Communications • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,034 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on April 25, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on March 17, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 2. submitted on April 25, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3. submitted on March 17, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.