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Steelman recounts the story of the 1898 Wilmington race riot, including a sketch of the history of prior race relations in the city and a discussion of the story's tangled historiography.
The 1898 Wilmington Race Riot, a low point in African-Americans' treatment after the Civil War, is generally recognized as the onset of the Jim Crow era in North Carolina. This narrative conveys the events leading up to, during, and after the riots.