Blackbeard was a real pirate, and his ship Queen Anne's Revenge was found off the coast of North Carolina in 1996. Archaeologists have recovered more than a dozen cannons from the wreckage, along with gun flints, shackles, and other pirate-y artifacts.
PRESS THE VISIT BUTTON November 10, 1898 - Two days after the local elections in Wilmington, NC, the democratically elected and biracial government was overthrown by Democratic Party White Supremacists. Over 1,500 white men participated in an attack on the black newspaper, burning down the building. They ran officials and community leaders out of the city, and killed many blacks