Many of the contributors to this book participated in the symposium The 1898 Wilmington Racial Violence and Its Legacy in
Wilmington on October 23-24, 1998. John Hope Franklin was the keynote
Also, The 1898 Centennial Foundation has been established to carry on "A Community Effort for Remembrance and Reconciliation" in Wilmington.
The following press releases provide more timely information:
"Centennial of Racial Violence in Wilmington: Historians
Say It Was No "Riot"
"Symposium On 1898 Wilmington Racial Violence--A Defining
Here is a list of some other related books
published by The University of North Carolina Press
The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy
Edited by David S. Cecelski and Timothy B. Tyson
With a Foreword by John Hope Franklin
At the close of the nineteenth century, the Democratic Party in North Carolina engineered a white supremacy revolution. Frustrated by decades of African American self-assertion and threatened by an interracial coalition advocating democratic reforms, white conservatives used violence, demagoguery, and fraud to seize political power and disenfranchise black citizens. The most notorious episode of the campaign was the Wilmington "race riot" of 1898, which claimed the lives of many black residents and rolled back decades of progress for African Americans in the state.
Published on the centennial of the Wilmington race riot, Democracy Betrayed draws together the best new scholarship on the events of 1898 and its aftermath. Contributors hope to draw public attention to the tragedy, to honor its victims, and to bring a clear and timely historical voice to the debate over its legacy. The contributors are David S. Cecelski, William H. Chafe, Laura F. Edwards, Raymond Gavins, Glenda E. Gilmore, John Haley, Michael Honey, Stephen Kantrowitz, H. Leon Prather Sr., Timothy B. Tyson, LeeAnn Whites, and Richard Yarborough.
David S. Cecelski, author of Along Freedom Road: Hyde County, North
Carolina, and the Fate of Black Schools in the South, is a
historian living in Durham, North Carolina. Timothy B. Tyson is assistant professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Cloth ISBN 0-8078-2451-8 $45.00
Paper ISBN 0-8078-4755-0 $18.95
From the book: Foreword by John Hope Franklin,
Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments,
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