Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 80 Issue 4, Oct 2003
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This article looks at the role that violence against blacks in the American South in the late 19th century and in South Africa in the early 20th century had in maintaining white supremacy in both regions. Particular attention is given to the Red Shirts, vigilantes in eastern North Carolina, and their acts of political terror during the 1898 election, as well as the use of violence by white Afrikaners in South Africa during the 1914 rebellion against official military and foreign policies of the government.
This article discusses the various celebrations held at Kitty Hawk over the years to mark anniversaries of Orville and Wilbur Wright's first successful powered flight of a heavier-than-air machine in December 1903. There were elaborate ceremonies for the 25th anniversary in 1928, the 50th in 1953, the 75th in 1978, and the dedication of the Wright Memorial in 1932. The article was written in anticipation of the 100th anniversary in December of 2003.
A look at the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in western North Carolina and their objection the activities of federal revenue agents with regard to taxation of whiskey and the destruction of illegal \"moonshine\" stills. The KKK was able to secure considerable local support on this issue during the late 19th century as they targeted federal government agents at work in the region.