Wilmington Insurrection of 1898



On January 6th the United States witnessed an attempted coup upon the government. The attack on the Capitol sparked a conversation about the precedent of insurrection in our nation’s history. The Wilmington Insurrection of 1898 is an example of how the democratic process can be disrupted, and has been disrupted, by those seeking to uphold white supremacist ideals. In this presentation, Victoria Basulto, manager of Black History Matters programming, a Colgate University Senior, and a Colgate Upstate Institute intern working with NAHOF, will cover the coup that overthrew a duly elected biracial government in Wilmington NC and the legacy of that massacre. 



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