Black, White, & Red All Over
Friday, June 09, 2006
On November 10, 1898, a mob of white supremacists ransacked the city of Wilmington, North Carolina, and toppled its biracial government. But last week, the 1898 Race Riot Wilmington Race Riot Commission concluded that it was not so much a riot as an insurrection, orchestrated by prominent local Democrats and their allies in the media. Bob speaks with Duke historian Tim Tyson about how newspapers turned neighbor against neighbor and helped usher in Jim Crow.