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ClarendonDem

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Sun Dec 31, 2017, 01:55 PM Dec 2017

White supremacists took over a city now NC is doing more to remember the deadly attack [View all]

Good article from the Charlotte Observer about an event I wasn't aware of, even though I grew up in North Carolina.

The North Carolina government is officially recognizing what historians call the only successful coup d’etat in American history, when white supremacists overthrew the Reconstruction-era government in Wilmington in 1898.

The state’s Highway Historical Marker Committee has approved a new plaque to be installed in Wilmington in 2018 near a busy intersection, which will tell people about the racist attack that left dozens dead and heralded the start of the Jim Crow era here.


http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article192293519.html
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