Violence of 1898 in Wilmington, NC

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Introduction Video

Watch the video, explore the digital resources and learn what happens in Wilmington before, during and after the violence of the 1898 election.

Digital Resources

Primary Sources

Analyze primary sources using these resources developed by the National Archives. Access Student Worksheets and Lesson Plans online.

1898 Political Cartoons

  • Political Cartoon 1: "A Serious Question How Long Will This Last?," UNC Libraries, accessed January 28, 2021.
  • Political Cartoon 2: "The Vampire that Hovers Over North Carolina.," UNC Libraries, accessed January 28, 2021.

The Daily Record

View Digital Copies of the Newspaper online.

Conclusion Video

Our history does not always show progress. At the same time, history is full of stories of resilience and possibility. The past can inspire us, teach us, and warn us, all at the same time. Watch this video at the conclusion of your studies into the violence and coup d’état of 1898 in Wilmington, NC.

Images of People & Places in Wilmington

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