Alex Manly

Alex Manly
Photograph of Alex Manly. Manly was the editor of the Wilmington Daily Record of Wilmington, N.C., during the late 19th century. He was forced to flee the city on the eve of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre after they were targeted due to their publication of an editorial which enraged violent white supremacists. The office of the Daily Record was sacked and burned as about 60 individuals, mostly black, lost their lives in the following violence while the local Republican government overthrown by the white supremacist dominated Democratic one. Date approximated.
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6cm x 7cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Bobby R Thompson Jan 19 2020

I would like to see both, the article that he wrote that got him ran out of town, as well that was printed giving him 24 get out of town.

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