S Y M P O S I U M
The 1898 Wilmington Racial Violence and Its Legacy
A Symposium Free and Open to the Public
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
October 23-24, 1998
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, in cooperation with the North Carolina Division of Archives and History and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, will sponsor a symposium titled "The 1898 Wilmington Racial Violence and Its Legacy."
The symposium will open with a dedication ceremony unveiling an historic marker honoring Alex Manly, the editor of the black-owned newspaper that was destroyed in the racial violence of 1898 in Wilmington. The keynote address Friday evening will be given by Dr. John Hope Franklin, chair of the President's Initiative on Race.
The symposium is designed to encourage audience participation. Sessions are followed by a breakout session where the audience can question the presenters.
The editors of Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy (UNC Press, 1998), David S. Cecelski and Timothy B. Tyson, will be participating in the symposium, along with the following contributors to the volume: William Chafe, Duke University; Glenda Gilmore, Yale University; Leon Prather, Tennessee State University; LeeAnn Whites, University of Missouri-Columbia; John Haley, UNC-Wilmington; Richard Yarborough, UCLA; Raymond Gavins, Duke University.
Look at the North Carolina Department of Cultural
Resources press release for additional information about the symposium and it's sponsors. For information on other participants in the symposium and a complete description of the schedule of events, see the symposium website: http://www.uncwil.edu/dpsee/1898.
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