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Let’s talk about the Coup of 1898

Let's talk about the Coup of 1898

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor

September 15, 2020

The subject of the Coup, and the idea of possible reparations to the descendants of its victims, is long overdue for discussion. On September 15 at 6 PM, you can join a live Zoom panel discussion with the creator of “Wilmington Fire” and other members of Wilmington’s community. 

UNCW hosts a viewing of “Wilmington on Fire”, a documentary on the Massacre of 1898

UNCW hosts a viewing of

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor

September 13, 2020

Five minutes to 7:00 pm, cars were lined up outside the Sarah Kenan Auditorium at UNCW on September 11—a full hour early to a drive-in viewing of “Wilmington on Fire”, a documentary about The Massacre of 1898 and subsequent racial injustice embedded in Wilmington’s history.  UNCW’s Off...

New highway historical marker commemorates 1898 Wilmington coup

Th highway historical marker commemorating the 1898 coup, located on Market Street between Fourth and Fifth Street.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

A new roadside historical plaque that has been in the works for almost two years was finally unveiled on Market Street between 4th and 5th streets on Friday, Nov. 8. It commemorates the massacre in which a mob of roughly 2,000 marched about Wilmington and set ablaze many buildings, including Free...

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