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For two days political discord led to an outbreak of violence within the state's largest city, Wilmington, in 1898. Democrats' white-supremacy was challenged by \"fusionists\" or a Populist-Republican alliance, especially in the racially charged city of Wilmington where the African American population outnumbered Wilmington. Between November 10-12 violence overtook the city and was not squelched until members of the State Guard and U.S. Navy calmed rioters.
An examination of the ways in which black folklore and song give evidence of the trials and triumphs had during post-Civil War segregation. Prevalent themes in Black folklore often include a trickster defeating a stronger foe, or a hero of superhuman power, while songs often speak of sorrow or anger over oppression.