Wilmington Race Riot - 1898
A PowerPoint Presentation by LeRae S. Umfleet
The Wilmington Race Riot was the result of the 1898 white supremacy campaign instituted by the Democratic Party. Democrats fueled racial hatred and promised violence to win the election.
Although Election Day was peaceful as Democrats regained control of the General Assembly and New Hanover County government, violence broke out two days later in the state’s most progressive city.
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