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Wilmington: A Peaceful City Turned Violent

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From pbslearningmedia.org (Approved: Mrs Jefferies), produced by Quest Productions, VideoLine Productions and Educational Broadcasting Corporation
 
This video from The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow examines the factors that lead to violent and irreparable change in Wilmington, North Carolina. In the years following the Civil War, Wilmington, with a prosperous and growing African-American middle class, was a city that exemplified peaceful co-existence between the races. But in the 1898 election, when the white-dominated Democratic party regained power throughout the state, blacks in Wilmington not only lost their civil rights, but also were victims of a terrible massacre staged by angry white mobs. (4:14)
 
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