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
10 Worst Race Riots in American History - The Wilmington Insurrection (1898): the mob quickly turned anarchic, and began hunting down and attacking blacks all over the city. Violence continued for several days.
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