|Title:||Alex L. Manly Papers|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Papers (1898-1899, undated) including photographs, clippings, biographical sketch, and photocopy of pages from A Documentary History of The Negro People in the United States.|
|Extent:||0.073 Cubic feet, 6 items , photographs, clippings, and sketch.|
November 5, 1968, 6 items; Photographs, clippings, and biographical sketch. Gift of Mr. Milo M. Manly, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Alex L. Manly Papers (#65), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Alexander L. Manly was a Negro leader and newspaper editor in Wilmington, N.C., during the 1890s. As editor of The Record, he was accused of stirring racial discord through his outspoken editorial policy. In 1898 Manly and his family were forced to flee the city on the eve of the famous Wilmington race riot. The Manlys resettled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Included in the collection are photographs of The Record staff and building, Alex L. Manly and his brother before fleeing from Wilmington, and later pictures of Manly and his family. Of particular interest is a clipping from the New York Herald for November 14, 1898, giving an account of the Wilmington race riot, and a photocopy of pages from A Documentary History of The Negro People in the United States (Herbert Aptheker, editor) quoting Alex L. Manly's famous 1898 editorial in The Record. Along with the editorial is an 1899 speech by a Reverend Morris, entitled "The Wilmington Massacre, 1898," which recounts the details of that encounter.
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